The agreement to build the monument of John Paul II


Junior High School named John Paul II in Vilnius has been waiting almost ten years for the agreement to build the monument of the Pope at school courtyard. Finally, the authorities of Vilnius issued the proper document.

As Janina Wysocka, the headmaster of the school, said to the website „It was very difficult to get this document. Now, when we have the agreement, we cannot build that monument since we plan to renew our courtyard. When the make-over finishes, when we see how the courtyard looks like, we will be able to announce a competition for companies who would like to build the monument.”

The place for the monument of John Paul II was expended in may 2012 during the XXV International Forum of School named John Paul II.

In Lithuaniania we can find only three monuments of the Pope: in Kowno, in Szale and in Kowalczuki.

 The monument of the Pope, which was carved by Professor Czesław Dźwigaja, is also at one more junior high school in Vilnius and it was revealed in the corridor of school in April 25, 2008. The monument was founded by the members of the Polish association named Krakowskie Bractwo Kurkowe.


Tłumaczenie Diana Omiljaniuk w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, Translated by Diana Omiljaniuk the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, 


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