People the world over of every faith and of no faith have been influenced by Pope John Paul II. What is your opinion of the influence of the Pope? Where does he stand in the history of religious figures of the world? Has John Paul II influenced you in any way?
"Pope John Paul II- -A JOB WELL DONE!! I hope we Christians-Catholic and Protestant alike- will take the opportunity in the coming days of mourning to celebrate the faithful life and noble works of a true servant of the Lord. Bless Pope John Paul II"- Susanne, Montgomery
"The Pope has faught a good fight. He has influenced me the most in that he has not given up. He has continued to struggle but always in good spirit. He has shown me that I do not need to give up even though I feel like giving up. " - Josh, Montgomery
"As in his life, when he goes to his reward,it will bring a new era to this world because of the prophesy. The serpent will be loosed and mankind will face its greatest foe." - Randy, Marbury
The Pope is a figure of strength to people of all nations, religions, and races. I am not Catholic, but I admire his goodness and faith. He will be missed. - Amy, Andalusia
Pope John Paul II united the world by his extensive travels and his acceptance and tolerance of all people, all faiths, and all nations. I was fortunate to see him in person at the Vatican in the year 2000. He looked frail on television at that time, but in person he was vastly different. When he greeted the people in St. Peter's Square he was glowing and smiling and looked so strong and happy. We were within 3 feet of him, and he looked as if he stood so straight and tall and had a strength that overtook him as he smiled and waved to the crowds. His
cheeks were rosy and his smile was so captivating. He seemed to draw strength and love from the people and it certainly reflected in his appearance. Seeing him close was an experience I will never forget.
Liz Fryer - Montgomery