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Hamtramck, Michigan: Statue of Pope John Paul II

Paved park in a Polish neighborhood features a long mural and a Pope John Paul II statue atop a pedestal. The world's first Polish pope was sculpted by Ferenc Varga, 1982.

10035 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck, MI
SW corner of Belmont St. and Joseph Campau Ave.
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First Polish Pope.

Statue of Pope John Paul II

The first Polish Pope has a statue downtown commemorating his visit to this predominantly Polish city on September 22, 1969. Free to visit.

[Mike Kill, 09/20/2014]

The bronze figure stands on a 24-ft. tall granite tower which reminds us of a high dive platform (this Pope was known for his athleticism). His 1969 pre-Pope visit was as Karol Wojtyla.

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