BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Karol Jozef Wojyla, known to the world of Pope John Paul II was canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on April 27th, 2014. He served longer than any other pope save Adrian VI who died in 1523. During his long reign, John Paul II traveled more than any Catholic leader in history, including visits to Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Saint John Paul II greets Valley businessman Burt Boeckmann
During his visit to California, the pope met many of our area's leaders, including Bert Boeckmann owner of the Galpin motor complex in Sepulveda. John Paul II used the Mission San Fernando Rey as a place of retreat while in the city.