m996.10.351 | In Summary...
1987, 20th century
Ink on card
24.5 x 23 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , Catholicism figure (1) , church (34) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379) , International (540) , International personalities (33) , male (1608) , Montreal (409) , People (413) , Pope John Paul II (13) , Religion (39) , Social stakes (275) , various themes (1105) , visit (18)
Keys to History
To emphasize just how conservative Pope John Paul II was, the cartoonist pushes irony to the point of having him say that Québec Catholics should abstain from watching the television drama Des dames de coeur, which often focussed on marital infidelity.
John Paul II drew large crowds wherever he went, but his views on morals did not necessarily have an influence on the daily lives of the people he was trying to reach.
John Paul II toured North America in 1987, but did not stop off in Québec.
The TV series Des dames de coeur was broadcast on Radio-Canada from 1986 to 1989.
The first Polish pope in history, John Paul II served as pontiff from 1978 until his death in 2005.