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The Last days of Pope John Paul II
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Tomorrow, April 2nd, marks the 8th death anniversary of Pope John Paul II.
I wrote such a brief entry about the event, even though it affected me profoundly during that time.
Last night I stayed up late watching this CNN documentary on the weeks leading to his death in 2005.
Finally it made me understand why the Pope chose to stay in position while physically suffering and deteriorating before our very eyes.
The documentary reminded me how blessed I am to have known him as Pope for 26 years, and helped me appreciate the subsequent election of Pope Benedict XV.

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Pope John Paul II was a holy man. I remember crying just at the sight of his plane about to land in NAIA, feeling the grace of God engulfing me,. We are enriched by his presence and diminished by his loss. But i thank God that he was a Pope in my lifetime.

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I would describe Pope John Paul II as the person who would make you believe again. He’s like the human image of God and Jesus, he’s Santa, he’s Christmas everyday. He’s remarkable in everything he does and when you look at him, you can’t help but feel the love of God.

I guess that’s why he’s irreplaceable and hopefully, our new Pope will bring back that same feeling we had when Pope John Paul II was still alive.

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thank you for posting this

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elisabetta

Thank you very much for this. May you and your husband be guided in leading your children closer to God. May you be given the strength to always turn away from wordliness, selfishness and every kind of action that hurt others.

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tao lang po….

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it made me remember John Paul II and World Youth Day ’95, when my classmates and I camped out of UST waiting for a glimpse of him in the Popemobile. And seeing him (even from afar) was really such a blessing. People my age grew up with him as the Church’s leader. There won’t be another one like him. Thank you for sharing.

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it made me cry the entire documentary. :'(

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