+MEMORY ETERNAL to the Ecumenical Pontiff JOHN PAUL II, the Pope of Rome
Your Holiness, JOHN PAUL II,
Thank you so much for all you have done for the Holy Church. For every thought, word and action.
Thank you so much for being such a strong supporter for Christian Unity and to remind all faithful especially to the Latin (Roman) Catholics of the "other lung" of the Catholic Church...the Eastern Lung.
I, too, pray so fervently, for fullness of Christian Unity between the Catholic Churches and the Orthodox Churches.
Byzantine Catholicism was dear to your heart, as your mother was a Byzantine Catholic. And your maternal grandmother was an Ukrainian Orthodox. It's no wonder you were a strong supporter of Byzantine Christianity. Thank you for reminding us Byzantines to return fully to our true traditions and heritage.
Thank you for supporting us and for supporting many Orthodox Christians as well. Thank you for all you have done in that area.
I also thank you so much for the Holy Spirit inspired work of "Theology of the Body" which had a huge impact in my life. I forsee that it will for many for hundreds and more generations to come.
May you celebrate joy in Heaven with all the angels and saints, with Mary the Mother of God, with all the Holy Apostles and with all the saints.
Please constantly pray for all of us here on Earth, especially for those who desire fullness of Christian unity and for those who desire the will of God.
May you rest in God's peace.
Wichita, KS USA