A shining light has gone out in the world and we are the poorer for it.
Pope John Paul II, our Holy Father, was truly Christ's vicar on earth. His total love for humanity; the example of his life, lived perfectly; the wisdom of his writings and teachings that he gave us; his total selflessness; his devotion to the Blessed Mother; his spreading of the gospel of Jesus throughout the world; his reaching out to the poor and oppressed; his uncompromising defense of truth and the dignity of human life; the way he welcomed his suffering and gave thanks for it; his strength and dignity as he approached death. His was a complete and perfect life, lived as our Saviour, Jesus Christ instructed us to lead our lives.
May he be beatified and canonized as a saint as soon as humanly possible.
Thank you, God, Father, Son & Holy Ghost for the gift you gave us that was Pope John Paul II.