Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920. Wadowice, a small town near Krakow, the second son of Emilia and Karol Wojtyla. He was baptized in the parish church on 20 June 1920. By Fr. Franciszek Zak, a military chaplain. Parents gave the name of Charles in honor of the last emperor of Austria, Karl Habsburg.