Pope John Paul II Dead At 84

Announced by the Vatican.

“The Holy Father died this evening at 9:37 p.m. (2:37 p.m. EST) in his private apartment. All the procedures outlined in the apostolic Constitution ‘Universi Dominici Gregis’ that was written by John Paul II on Feb. 22, 1996, have been put in motion.”

A Mass was scheduled for St. Peter’s Square for Sunday morning.

May he rest in peace.

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  1. rossi says:

    I’m not Catholic
    Im Jewish (as all get out some say ha)
    so I don’t fully understand having one person as a supreme spiritual leader
    and I have not enjoyed this particular popes
    views on the gay community.. at all..
    but one thing I can say for him
    he was not a hypocrit..and I do feel sad today for all the people who do feel he was their spiritual leader..
    i will not pretend to understand how it feels to be a religious Catholic today…
    but I imagine it must feel quite sad

  2. rossi, you might not have cared for his policies on gays, but as http://donsingleton.blogspot.com/2005/03/clerics-agree.html indicated none of the main three monotheistic faiths agree with homosexuality. However as a Jew you should have appreciated his visit to the Wailing Wall and while there apologizing for the way some Christians had treated Jews in the past.

    http://donsingleton.blogspot.com/2005/04/pope-is-dead_01.html is my post on the Pope’s death

  3. DC Loser says:

    I’m not a member of any church but I am a great admirer of John Paul II. His strength of character and his belief in life (be it his opposition to capital punishment, abortion, etc) was worthy of admiration, even if you disagreed with some of his policies. We will miss him.

  4. Alvin George Pereira says:

    A great lose…Pope John Paul was a great person i dont have words to write for papa really so sad