Pope John Paul II on nakedness

The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty… Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness… Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person…The human body is not in itself shameful… Shamelessness, just like shame and modesty, is a function of the interior of a person.

Karol Cardinal Woytyla (John Paul II), Love and Responsibility, translation by H. T. Willetts, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York: 1981.

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10 Responses to Pope John Paul II on nakedness

  1. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Excellent research on the quotes, Alex. I wasn’t aware of these comments. Good job, my nude buddy! Be safe, be naked and be happy! 🙂

  2. Shirtfree says:

    Too bad women have to cover their shoulders and thighs upon entering St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A little hypocrisy is not in itself shameful.

  3. Bear says:

    Reblogged this on Bear's Blog and commented:
    I got to see JP II at Giant Stadium in NJ with my church group.
    Peace ~ Bear

  4. Bear says:


    Peace ~ Bear

  5. Terrific revelation about his position. May assist in positive social change.

  6. naturalian says:

    Reblogged this on Naturalian's Blog and commented:
    Simple nakedness is not shameful…. Now Saint John Paul!

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