SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
After one year from John Paul II's death, I would like to take a pause from arguing over immigration, politics and aviation. I want to start this thread as an opportunity to remember the Holy Father, a space to post that we miss him and how much we love him. John Paul II is now with the Father, at home, but we will always remember his kindness, his wisdom, his faith and over all his love for every person.
Thank you Holy Father! Please, keep looking after us now that you are with God!
His Holiness John Paul II, Vicar of Christ and Servant of the Servants of God
PS. I know JP II was a controversial figure. I'm well aware that many A.netters may have an unsympathetic view of him. I respectfully ask you to keep this thread only for those who want to express our love and respect for him. Thank you in advance.
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3241 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
Time really flies. May His Holiness rest in piece.
JP II wasn't the most popular person in my country, but I did respect him especially what he did in his struggle against Communism and that respect grew even bigger when I watched him how courageously he fought against his own illness. May God bless his soul.
MattCLE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1971 times:
I was in Leipzig this time last year when I found out. I had the honor to shake his hand back in 1997 during a mass at St. Peter's. A picture I took of him after he shook my hand was published in my High School newspaper.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14096 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine
Et lux perpetuam luceat eis.
Rest eternal grant them, O Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon them.
Ioannes Paulus II - Jan Pawel II - Johannes Paul II - Juan Pablo II - Giovanni Paulo II - Jean Paul II - John Paul II
I personally cannot believe it's been a year since he died. I admit that during his pontificate, I have disagreed on a lot of issues, most of all birth control and abortion. However, I still have a great deal of respect for him, for being a major contributor in the fight against the oppression of Communism. His first visit to Poland after becoming Pope was the start of a new era, in which people would rise up against the regimes that oppressed them and to show defiance against Moscow and the Soviet Union.
Although I am an Atheist, I miss him. I still even have the memory of having seen him for the first time 23 years ago. It's a bit incredible, but I remember being just 3 months old and having watched him on Television when he came to Costa Rica in March of 1983. It's a very special memory which I keep close to my heart.