|Pope John Paul II and married woman Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Picture: BBC Panorama)|
Late Catholic Pontif, Pope John Paul II has been untraveled to have had an ‘intense’ relationship with a married woman for 30 years. This was brought to light by a documentary by the BBC Panorama.
The Pontiff , who passed away in 2005, became best friend with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka even before his election as Pope in 1978. His correspondences, which includes hundreds of letters and photographs that tells the story of Pope John Paul II's close relationship were recently shown on a BBC Panorama programme after they had been hidden in a room at the Polish national library for years.
|Cardinal Wojtyla and Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka on a camping trip in 1978. BBC|
According to the BBC, There is no suggestion the Pope broke his vow of celibacy. The friendship began in 1973 when Ms Tymieniecka contacted the future Pope, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, then Archbishop of Krakow, about a book on philosophy that he had written
The then 50-year-old travelled from the US to Poland to discuss the work. Shortly afterwards, the pair began to correspond. At first the cardinal's letters were formal, but as their friendship grew, they become more intimate.....Continue Reading Here