Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II, a beloved figure throughout the world, had a special relationship with SOS Children's Villages.

 

Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II is greeted by SOS children in Lebanon.

The SOS Children's Village in Santa Ana, El Salvador was officially dedicated to Pope John Paul II in April 1984 with Hermann Gmeiner, the founder of SOS-Kinderdorf International, in attendance.
 

The late Pope also met with several SOS children in Beirut, Lebanon during a visit to the country.