John Paul Two, We Love You!
“John Paul Two, We Love You!”
Today is the Feast of Saint John Paul II. As a dear friend of mine said, “He was the Pope for the whole world!” Indeed the influence of his teaching and witness changed the world order: Communism fell, the confusion in the life of the Church after the Second Vatican Council was corrected as he traveled the world proclaiming Christ crucified and risen from the dead. He knew, in a very powerful way, his role as Vicar of Christ and Successor of Peter was to confirm the brethren in unity and faith and proclaim Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, though whom the truth of the human person can only be fully understood. Saint John Paul II certainly deserves the appellation “John Paul the Great. We will not see his likes again in our lifetime. May his prayers strengthen the Church and the Christian faithful in this confusing moment.