John Paul II
Karol Josef Wojtyla
264th Pope 1978 - 2005
May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005
May he rest in peace.
"Now he prepares to meet the Lord," Cardinal Francis George said at a Mass in Chicago on Friday, April 1, 2005. "As the portals of death open for him, as they will for each of us... we must accompany him with our own prayers."
|President Bush ordered that flags nationwide be lowered to half staff, and said, "The world has lost a champion of human freedom" in Pope John Paul II. He called the pope "humble, wise and fearless priest who became one of history's great moral leaders." April 2, 2005|
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