Was Pope John Paul a Carmelite?! — Order of the Discalced Carmelites Malta

Recently there was a discussion on the web whether Saint John Paul II was affiliated to the Discalced Carmelites.

On March 25th, 2001, he wrote in a message to the Carmelite family, “I too have worn the Scapular of Carmel over my heart for a long time! Out of my love for our common heavenly Mother, whose protection I constantly experience…”

When this question concerning the pope’s affiliation with the Discalced Carmelite Order was put to a friar of the Krakow Province, responsible for the OCDS. Father Włodzimierz Tochmański he responded that no, Karol Józef Wojtyła was never a tertiary, canonically speaking.

Rather, he had…

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Karol Józef Wojtyła was never a tertiary, canonically speaking.

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