Karol Wojtyla served as the supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church from October of 1978 until his death in April of 2005. After he passed away, Villanova University’s Office for Mission and Ministry held a panel discussion on the legacy of Pope John Paul II’s papacy. In subsequent years Falvey Memorial Library has invited a speaker to campus each spring to discuss some aspect of the impact of the second-longest documented pontificate. The event, held in the Library at the heart of Villanova University’s campus, is called the Pope John Paul II Legacy Lecture. As always, it is free and open to the public.