Saturday, April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II, R.I.P.
As you surely know, His Holiness Pope John Paul II died today, April 2, 2005, at 9:37 p.m. (Rome time). He was 84 years old and had faithfully served the Lord for 26 years as the Supreme Pontiff, not to mention the many previous years as a Christian, a priest, bishop, and cardinal. This is truly a sad day due to the Church's and the world's loss. However, it is also a day of joy for the passing into eternity of such a faithful, holy man. Having studied in Rome, and having met him personally on at least five occasions, I feel this loss in a personal way. But the beauty of Pope John Paul II's life is reflected in that I am betting you feel this loss personally too! May the angels lead him into Paradise! May he rest in peace!

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