Sunday, April 10, 2005

Pope John Paul II 1920-2005

Though I may have disagreed with this Pope's stand on certain issues like giving priests the right to marry and abortion I must commend the pontiff's positions on two very relevant matters: his insistence on meeting as many people as possible from all parts of the world. This Pope has probably logged more miles than any other, making numerous trips south of the equator. I also commend the Pope for his steadfast opposition against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is something we don't hear much about in the mainstream media, but the pontiff was vehemently opposed to the war from the beginning and spoke out against it many times. When President Bush's image was shown on a screen during Pope John Paul's funeral huge numbers of people booed; showing the world the pontiffs influence on the opinions of his followers. He will be remembered as a man of peace.

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