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JP2 Foundation

Saint John Paul II​

Following the example of blessed Pope John Paul II, the JP2 Foundations is committed to proclaim and explain the Gospel and the Tradition of the Catholic Church with the words of Saint Paul in mind: “Proclaim the message, be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable, convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching” (II Tim 4,2). The JP2 Stichting will always work in accordance with the teaching, morals, and customs of the Roman Catholic Church.


As stated in the statutes, the objectives of the JP2 Stichting are in translation: “To propagate, proclaim and teach the Gospel and the Roman Catholic Tradition and to encourage a living relationship with Jesus Christ, especially among young people, as well as supporting theological and spiritual studies and publications, also where these have interfaces with other disciplines.”

Young people

It is very important in this context to encourage a living relationship with Jesus Christ, especially among young people, and to help them discover their own vocation. In the academic field, the JP2 Foundation wishes to support theological and spiritual studies and publications, especially where these intersect with other fields of research. The JP2 Foundation seeks to achieve its objectives by initiating, organising and financially supporting lectures, courses, studies and publications, using any and all means of communication, including print, the Internet, and other electronic media, and furthermore by performing all which may help to achieve the objective.


The activities of the JP2 Stichting can be subdivided as follows:


Evangelisation consists of proclaiming and explaining the Catholic faith in contemporary comprehensible language, with the objective to freely offer help to people so they can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Devoting attention to the whole person is essential in achieving these aims. The more comfortable people are with themselves, the better they are able to respond to the Gospel and the Catholic Tradition. As Pope John Paul II said in his encyclical Veritatis Splendor: “Without the Creator, the creature vanishes”. For his freedom, man depends on the truth about God and about himself. The JP2 Foundation wants to help (young) people to discover that truth, and give it a place in their lives. 

Academic Study

Knowledge of the faith in a broad sense is of great importance for the Church and for personal life of the faithful. The JP2 Stichting intends to stimulate theological and spiritual study, especially when its setup is interdisciplinary. The idea is to initiate a dialogue on an academic level with a specific sector in society. Furthermore the JP2 Stichting intends to stimulate as much as possible that good books are being written or translated in order to be published. This concerns both catechetical and pastoral books, as well as more scientific studies. The latter are especially interesting when they are able to lay a bridge between theology or philosophy and other scientific disciplines. The aim is not for a financial gain, but for as broad as possible a distribution of these thoughts.

Sponsoring of external activities
Where activities are organised that correspond to the objective of the JP2 Stichting, it is possible in certain cases to honour a sponsorship application.

General information

JP2 Stichting


Mailing address
Steenschuur 19, 2311 ES Leiden, The Netherlands


Composition of the board

The board has three members, namely the chairman, the treasurer and the secretary. For the current board composition of the board reference is made to the trade register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Chamber of Commerce registration number 51031949).

Remuneration policy



The members of the board don’t receive a remuneration for their work. They are entitled to reimbursement of the expenses reasonably incurred by them in the performance of their duties. All payments made to board members are included and explained as such in the annual financial statement. All this is explained in the articles of association.

Managing board

There is no board member or director in paid service of the Foundation.


The Foundation has a few employees. Employees are paid in proportion to the hours worked. The costs are included in the financial statement below.

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