WARSAW, Poland – Pope John Paul II recollects his years as a prelate in communist-era Poland in his new book, telling how he was summoned from a canoeing trip to hear of his appointment to be bishop and how he clashed with authorities.
“Get Up, Let Us Go,” being published today on the pope’s 84th birthday, is a sequel to “Gift and Mystery,” an account of the pontiff’s early priesthood that was released in 1996.
The new book spans the late 1950s through his election as the first Polish pope in 1978.
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