Pope John Paul II Has Died

  1. Just this very moment i got word as i've been following this continuously.

    Jesus opened the door for the Pope. A great, great man whose legacy shall forever remain.

    leslie
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I agree Leslie - a very humble and great man who could say the things that people don't want to hear with love. And they would listen.

    steph
  4. by   Mkue
    :angel2: As a Catholic it is a sad day, he was one of the greatest Pope's I can remember.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

    Our Pope has gone home to the open arms of the One Whose life he followed, and Whose example he did his best to emulate as he gave us a model for dignity and faith, even in severe suffering.

    May he rest in peace.

  6. by   WickedRedRN
    I am saddened to hear this. A great man has departed. A great life and great legacy he leaves behind.

    May he rest in the Arms of the Lord in peace and love.
  7. by   z's playa
    He is the only Pope I've ever known and I feel terrible that the only time everyone gathered aroung the world to pray for him..including me....was when he was at death's door.
  8. by   NorthER,RN
    A very bright light has gone from the world and now brightens Heaven. He must be so very glad to finally see the face of God with Christ at his side welcoming him home.
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1998/cuba.pope/
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9801/25/pope.mass/index.html
    http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9801/21/pap...ics/index.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2605367.stm

    Pope John Paul II 1920-2005:
    "A disconcerting conclusion about the most recent period should serve to enlighten us: side-by-side with the miseries of underdevelopment, themselves unacceptable, we find ourselves up against a form of superdevelopment, equally inadmissible. because like the former it is contrary to what is good and to true happiness. This super-development, which consists in an excessive availability of every kind of material goods for the benefit of certain social groups, easily makes people slaves of 'possession' and of immediate gratification..."

    "The proponents of capitalism in its extreme forms tend to overlook the good things achieved by communism: the efforts to overcome unemployment, the concern for the poor."

    "Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform. I renew the appeal I made most recently at Christmas for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary."

    "When war, as in these days in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is ever more urgent to proclaim, with a strong and decisive voice, that only peace is the road to follow to construct a more just and united society... Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of man."

    "Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create."

    "No to war! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity."
  10. by   jnette
    Yes.. he certainly was a fine man. He had something special.

    I know he he's fine, however. Just fine.


    He will be missed.
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from jnette
    I know he he's fine, however. Just fine.

    Yes, he is, and I know I personally take comfort in focusing on the joy he must be feeling as the Lord reaches out to him and says, "Well done, good and faithful servant". May his reward in Heaven be great!!
  12. by   nightingale
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Yes, he is, and I know I personally take comfort in focusing on the joy he must be feeling as the Lord reaches out to him and says, "Well done, good and faithful servant". May his reward in Heaven be great!!
    Well said. I am sad but I am sure HE is happier with him by his side.
  13. by   NursesRmofun
    May he rest in peace.
  14. by   live4today
    May the Pope rest in eternal peace now. :angel2:

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