Pope John Paul II Dies

Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul IIVATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history's most-traveled pope, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment. He was 84. More from AP ->

Pope John Paul II is at the end of this life, and he is expected to die shortly. Tens of thousands of faithful are praying just outside the papal apartments. This vast turn out is a bit macabre; it is akin to spectators slowly driving by a car accident and gawking for hints of fatality or other human disaster. The constant media attention on all outets, may they be print, broadcast, etc., is mind-numbing. The intense media coverage is very unnecessary. The Pope should be allowed to die with dignity, and in peace.

Links of interest:
tags: ....
another point of view ...

Anonymous Syliva Domingo

The Pope has now died .. the next big watch: who will be his successor?

Anonymous Mary Ann G.

I'm very sad that the Pope has died. RIP.

Anonymous JB

may god send us another wonderful shepherd in the coming weeks. - jb

Anonymous sam

may the father rest in peace. sam

Anonymous jack wellman

There are stories running now of network reporters Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather not covering the Pope's death ... big deal.
- jack wellman

Anonymous Anonymous

What a prick: my roommate called a Vegas bookie to place a bet on when the Pope would die.

I hope he lost his life saving.

Anonymous Rafael Moeller

Pope John Paul II was the greatest man. He was full of love and generousity, and I will miss him. It is very sad that my children will not have the chance to know him.

Anonymous Windy Knight

The Pope died peacefully, and he has thousands outside his window showing their respect. I only wish that I was there to let him know how much sad I am to my kids will not get to see him.

He is now with our Father in the Heavens.

- Windy Knight

Anonymous Zachary Elliot

Prince Charles has some nerve: his spokesperson sayes the wedding will go ahead even if the Pope's funeral is scheduled the same day.

The wedding of Britain's Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles, already hit by several glitches, will go ahead on Friday even if it clashes with the funeral of Pope John Paul, a spokeswoman said on Sunday. Here's the link.

Blogger Nam LaMore

UPDATE: LONDON - Prince Charles' wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles — beset by problems since it was first announced — now has been postponed a day to avoid conflicting with the funeral of Pope John Paul II. More at AP ->

Anonymous Jon Stills

The line to view the Pope is a staggering 24 hours, and the Vatican officials are going to stop the line. The last person in line must be thrilled. Story here. - Jon Stills

speak up!

previous 10 posts:

[index of posts within each monthly archive]

disclaimer: some rights reserved. trademarks belong to their respective holders. inaccuracies are entirely unintentional. except where noted, this site is under a creative commons license. reuse, redistribution and/or excerpt permitted only with proper credit. linkback permitted without credit. if you find something offensive, then just stop reading. emails directly to me or comments posted here become my property. you have been notified.

the contents of this blog/web site are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the u.s. government or the peace corps.