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Pope John Paul II Shrine

Pope John Paul II Shrine Review

A shrine to former Pope John Paul II, who served for 27 years, the center pays homage to John Paul's life, his tireless work (he held 738 audiences with heads of state), and outreach to people of all ages and faiths. Polish and the first non-Italian pope in four centuries, John Paul presided over the fall of communism. The shrine is currently under renovation, but you can still visit the chapel and temporary exhibits. There are regular prayer services daily. A visit to the center, a mile from the Metro, can easily be combined with a visit to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3900 Harewood Rd. NE, Northeast D.C., Washington, DC 20017 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/635–5400
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 10–5; Mon., Wed., and Fri. by appointment only; closed weekends and holidays
  • Website:
  • Metro Brookland/Catholic University.
  • Location: Capitol Hill
Updated: 06-05-2013

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