April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II, 1920 - 2005

Pope John Paul II, leader of the Catholic Church and one of the world's great all-time leaders, has died in his apartment in Vatican City.

The Pontiff's health has been failing for quite sometime, as he has battled Parkinson's Disease and ultimately heart and kidney failure.

The Pope's health took a major turn for the worse this week, and he nearly expired yesterday before finally succombing to his maladies at 2:37 this afternoon Eastern Time (9:37P in Rome).

John Paul left a staunchly conservative mark on the Catholic Church, and in his 26 years as pontiff, brought the Catholic Church into the 21st Century.

To the Pope, I say God bless you, and thank you. Your leadership has helped this world in ways that many still do not appreciate. Your love and support has provided unerring guidance to multitudes. Your wisdom belongs to the ages.

Live streaming coverage:

  • Sky News (Windows Media Player)
  • BBC World (Windows Media Player)
  • EWTN (Windows Media Player)

    Other coverage will kick in and out from time to time over the course of the Interregnum. The Pope's funeral is anticipated later this week.

    (More coverage from The Pope Blog, Michelle Malkin, PunditGuy, Wizbang & others)

    Posted by mhking at April 2, 2005 09:36 PM
  • Comments

    my very name is nathan and i am very sad about the pope dying and hope they find a new one soon.it has bein an emotional day for most of us .(even if i do only go to primary school)
    please email me with any important information about the pope for my school thanky.!.


    Posted by: nathan at April 8, 2005 09:36 AM

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    Posted by: nathan at April 8, 2005 09:41 AM
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