EWTN Catholic Q&A
Happy Death of Pope John Paul II
Question from Karen Rotter on 04-02-2005:

Does it not seem timely that our beloved Papa would go to the Lord on the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday?

Answer by David Gregson on 04-03-2005:

It was indeed timely, in light of the fact that John Paul II both beatified and canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, also a Pole, who received the revelations about the Divine Mercy, and the fact that it was John Paul who established Divine Mercy Sunday.