Stories of Karol, The Unknown Life of John Paul II, by Gian Franco Svidercoschi. Countless biographies have been written about Pope John Paul II. Here a well-known Vatican insider reveals new details about Karol Wojtyla’s youth, from his birth to his election to the papal throne. Stories of Karol chronicles the growth and young life of the beloved pontiff through stories about his family, his vocations, and his intellectual training. Number of Pages 150 with illustrations. Usually Dispatched Within 4 Working Days.