How lucky we all are to live in a time of world history that has been shared by a living saint to lead the Church. I've been following the Pope closely but the American media hasn't. That is at least until his death. If as much news coverage were given to what he's been doing and saying for the last 26 years, I believe the world would be a better place. The many news blackouts ie. the Cuba trip overshadowed by the shameless coverage of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, have kept most Americans in the dark about John Paul's vision and observations of the global situation. Now that he's been given so much attention in death, may his light shine on like a beacon of hope into the future.