The Soviet Soldier That Saved Pope John Paul II During WWII
No one is safe during a war
This lesser-known story took place in 1945 during the end of World War II (WWII) when Poland was being liberated by the Soviet troops. Karol Wojtyla, later known as Pope John Paul II, lived in the Polish city of Krakow. Faith made him meet with Vasily Sirotenko who was a major in the 59th Army of the Soviet Union.