John Paul II
Monument located adjacent to the cathedral
Unveiled on November 26th, 2000,
the eight foot bronze statue portrays a dynamic John Paul II. The monument is the work of sculptor Krystyna Faldyga - Solska. In the wake of the Pontiff's death, the placing of candles in front of the monument turned it into a kind of spontaneous shrine, as shown in the photograph on the right. As shown below, as time passed, the shrine became larger and larger.