Krakow ul.Franciszkanska 3
FRANCISCAN STREET 3 is the Episcopal Palace which is just under no. 3 the the most
Famous edifice in Franciscan street - at present the seat of the Cracovian Curia Metropolitarnej. The history of the building reaches
XIII age, however the primitive building burnt in 1462 r. together with with monastery and church of Franciscans fathers, he was rebuilt and renewed several times.
The Charles Wojtyła already lived on Franciscan as the student of the conspiratory Clerical Seminar Archdiocese of Cracovian – period this lasted since 10 August 1944 as much as after the ordination the priestly which he also accepted on Franciscan - 1 November 1946.
He returned in 1958 r. together with with undertaking of the auxiliary bishop service to the seat of the Metropolitalnej Curia, and then - the Cracovian metropolitan. II already lived in the Palace during every of pilgrimages to the Cracow as the pope John Paweł.
Karol Wojtyła, the future Pope John Paul II, moved here on August 10, 1944, as a student of the cland...
Town Hall Tower in Kraków, Poland (Polish: Wieża ratuszowa w Krakowie) is one of the main focal point...
Photo's taken on December 29, 2012
Back in 2005 they were doing a major archaological dig in the center of Krakow, uncovering the earlie...
Photo's taken on may 29, 2011.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.