A woman walks her dog out the outskirts of Czestochowa. In the background, the tallest statue of Pope John Paul II in the world is visible. Czestochowa is the religious centre of Poland where the Jasna Gora monastery is situated. The figure is 13.8 metres high and was unveiled in April 2013. Polish born John Paul II (whose real name was Karol Jozef Wojtyla) led the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005. He will be made a saint by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014.