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Remembering Pope John Paul II

The world is mourning the loss of Pope John Paul II, leader of the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years.

Karol Józef Wojtyla, born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, was elected pope on October 16, 1978. His papacy ended today with his passing.

Add your thoughts, appreciations, and prayers in memory of John Paul II and read more about his impact on the Church.

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4/2/2005 15:22

Well done, good and faithful servant.

4/2/2005 15:28

I admire this man even though I disagree with him on a few issues. But today is not the day for disagreements. Today we ask God to receive his servant into the heavenly paradise. May John Paul enter into the heavenly reign of Christ where he will join the angels and saints.

4/2/2005 15:46

For all the good you did in this life. For all you let us see and for all your sharing with our world. May God keep you safe at his right. May you now be able to watch over us in a better way from God's side. May you be the Angel who shows and gives peace to this world. May you be the Angel who shows us that Love is the answer and may you be the Angel who Bless us all every day from Heaven, where you can see everything. May you be the Angel who, together with other Angels answers our prayers and our calls. May you be the One who guide us everyday through our trials and tribulations, pain and sorrow through our happiness and smiles, through our laughter and achievements. May you be God's Right Hand in the Path of Heaven and Earth. And May GOD Bless You Always. Thank you for your life POPE JOHN PAUL II.

Purita F. Avila

4/2/2005 15:55

he was a wounderful man i am sad that we lost a great man. he was a good man to the catholic church. he will be in my prayers.

4/2/2005 16:15

iam saddened today by pope john paul"s passing. i was born & raised catholic and was in the 6th grade 26yrs ago when he became pope my class wrote letters welcoming him i remember it well. i also remember the day he got shot i was in 8th grade and the deacon came in & turned on the black& white tv in the classroom this was in 1981. he was a wonderful servant who did the catholic church proud & touched the hearts of the world. iam almost 39 yrs old now & my prayers to all who mourn his great loss! peace to everyone!

4/2/2005 16:42

May you be comforted in knowing that Pope John Paul II is now with the G-d he has spent his life serving. He was a very good man with a touching sense of humor, and he impacted many people's lives positively. I am sorry for your loss.

4/2/2005 17:31

We lost a truly great man today. He was so concerned about everyone; the youth, the poor, and even people from other faiths. He had a very strong spirit, and now he's freed from the pain he had to endure in this life.
May the Holy Father and Mother keep him always, and watch over his faithful.
Blessed be, Pope John Paul II. I love you.

4/2/2005 17:35

In the memory of a great man. May G-D bless him.

4/2/2005 17:57

Surely to Him we belong. And surely to Him we return.

4/2/2005 18:23

Requiem aeternam dona eis domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

4/2/2005 18:57

.Our heads bowed in prayer. we miss your smile and teaching us already. we know in our hearts your with our father ..home at last.
Our prayers and song will send you on to heaven as everyone there welcomes you home.

4/2/2005 20:56

May the blessed creator welcome this man and give him peace , joy and complete healing and may the world remember him as a inspirational leader who reached out across lines of faith and politics to promote the creators most sacred gifts love & peace. Blessed Be Pope John Paul 2

4/2/2005 22:31

Dear God,

Every time I hear the Pope is dead or I see it written in the news articles, I experience this feeling of shock. The first time I felt it was when I heard that His Holiness had died. I'll never forget that feeling. The way both my hands flew to my mouth, my thoughts of "Oh my God, oh my God," my feelings of sadness that seem to come in waves. Tsunamis more like (excuse the grammar).

My father--who, like his daughter, is not a Catholic--had an audience with the Pope, so that brings his death that much closer to home.

I pray that although the world is deeply saddened at his death they are comforted by the fact that--according to my beliefs--he will soon be in Heaven.


4/2/2005 23:22

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the life of Pope John Paul II, and may you bless him and keep him for all eternity.

4/2/2005 23:40

May the Lord welcome you into His kingdom on this day, Holy Father...
I have only been Catholic for 2 yrs now, but he had been Pope for my entire life; I feel that I personally knew him, although I never physically met him. I also feel like I just lost a dearly beloved grandfather.

4/2/2005 23:40

Thank you heavenly Father for giving Pope the wisdom & understanding of your will and for letting him help everyone from Catholic to the Jews I pray that enters the gates of Heaven where he will live in peace.


4/3/2005 03:30

His Holiness was a man of true Christian integrity who worked tirelessly on behalf of the downtrodden. No international figure did more to elevate Christian consciousness and advocate on behalf of the poor, sick, and defenseless.

"Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."

May God Almighty, the Holy Trinity, grant His Holiness rest, and may his memory be eternal.

4/3/2005 03:51

I pray for the Pope in his time of suffering, that the Lord will be with him. I pray that the Lord takes away his suffering either in lifting him into Heaven or having him stay here on earth.

4/3/2005 04:15

"GOD" BLESS HIS HOLINESS,JOHN PAUL II. May,JOHN PAUL II,find Eternal Peace in Heaven,Amen. May "GOD" give the,New Pope,the wisdom to service his people,like that of POPE JOHN PAUL II. The Catholic Church needs to change,outdated laws of the Catholic Church,to fix into the 21th century times of the world,AMEN,I PRAY IN "JESUS NAME. I have never understood,why? Priest can't married,when all others faiths can.

4/3/2005 09:30

The Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and until we meet again, may He give you peace and hold you in the palm of His hand.
He has called you home...Well done, good and faithful servant....Give my little girl, Katie, a kiss and a hug for me.."John Paul 2, we love you..John paul 2, we love you"

4/3/2005 10:57

I remember when he came to NYC in 1995 and I saw him at Aqueduct Race Track. You could truely feel his presence. I will sorely miss him.

4/3/2005 11:36

Our dearest Heavenly Father,
Thank you so very much for allowing us to have this special man in our lives. Please bless Pope John Paul and please comfort those of us who are left behind to mourn his passing. He was an incredibly beautiful person who truly cared for ALL mankind.

4/3/2005 11:53

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We thank you Lord for your blessing of allowing such an honor of Karol Józef Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II, to be the leader of our one Holy Catholic and Apistolic Church. While I was at the Vatican last year, I was able to have my rosary blessed, and it seems as though just in time. Please take care of John Paul, and keep all those taken before and left behind on earth in the comfort and security of your love.

4/3/2005 11:58

Ricordiamo questo nostro caro e venerato Fratello come testimone dell’amore che proviene da Dio e che costituisce il fondamento dell’unitŕ della Chiesa. Ci conforta la speranza che egli stia ora contemplando faccia a faccia il “Signore della pace”, che tanto ha amato e generosamente servito durante la vita.

Lo accolga Iddio misericordioso nel suo Regno di pace. Lo accompagni la Vergine Immacolata a ricevere il premio promesso ai servi buoni e fedeli del Vangelo. Amen!

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