Today Pope Saint John Paul II would have been 100 years old. Here are a couple of photos from our pilgrimage to Poland in May 2019. The photo below shows the famous cake which he loved!
From time to time John Paul II indulged his sweet tooth and nostalgia for his home country by eating a dessert made famous under the name Papieska Kremowka (“Papal” Cream Cake), a sweet made with puff pastry filled with cream. During his time as pope, John Paul II told the story of how, when he was young, he had organized (together with his friends) a cream-cake-eating competition to celebrate their high school graduation. Karol (his name before becoming pope) managed to eat 18, but even so, he wasn’t the winner.