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The Pope has died.

post #1 of 26
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May he rest in peace.
post #2 of 26
What a very sad day
post #3 of 26
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He died at 9:37 p.m., CET (Rome time). I'm tuned into CNN International. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe...ies/index.html
post #4 of 26
My prayers, to his soul
Plase God Admit him at your kingdom
post #5 of 26
when my bf told me he had officially died i had tears in my eyes.
post #6 of 26
May he rest in peace.
post #7 of 26
May God rest his soul. He was a great man.
post #8 of 26
He is in a better place now. God rest his soul.
post #9 of 26
He's with his father now. God bless.
post #10 of 26
May he rest in peace.
post #11 of 26
I only hope the best for him in Heaven. May he rest in peace.
post #12 of 26
May he rest in peace and be in eternity and light. He was truly a great man, I admired him deeply. The first Polish Pope since the 6th century. I was reading about how he could smell the burnings at Auschwitz as a very young man, and how he wanted to give his soul to God in exchange. There is too much to say about him and not enough silence for his reverie. He was a true voice of God.
post #13 of 26
Lord please welcome Pope John Paul II into your loving arms peacefully and let us be reassured that he is Home now, while we here on Earth mourn his Holy loss.
Rest in Peace Holy Father~
post #14 of 26
Though I'm not a Christian, it was very saddening to hear the news of the passing of such a righteous man. Elizabeth's very succinct comments about his background summed up who he was as the progressive leader of the Catholic church. He was the first Pope who embraced humankind without restriction and knew the genuine meaning of forgiveness.
post #15 of 26
He is now in Heaven rejoicing with our Lord. For those left behind, this is a very sad day.
post #16 of 26
The world has lost a truly good man. May he rest in peace.
post #17 of 26
Last night, I was checking the major news sources before going to bed (NYTimes, CNN, USA Today, and wishing I had a subscription to the WSJ) and they all said he was still alive. Lying in bed, I heard all the churches in town start ringing their bells. And, being in Florence, that's a lot of churches. It was sad, but didn't make me feel sad - it made me think it was more of a celebration of his life than a mourning of his death, if that makes any sense at all.

The thing that did make me sad, however, is the stupid 'mericans over the last few days saying things like, "Oh my gawd, wouldn't it be cool if the Pope died while we were here?" It made me 1) embarassed to be an American with people like these representing my country, and 2) want to grab them and shake them until their brains rattled.

Outside, there's an almost palatable feeling that something in the world has changed. Life is much more toned down today, than it has been since I've been here, and people seem just a little bit nicer. I'm a little sad, becasue I know in a few days, and maybe even tommorow, that feeling is going to fade away.

It is sobering, that such an admired and loved man is no longer in the world, but to those who have followed His word, they know he's in a better place. I'm glad that they can take comfort in that, and that the pope's suffering is over.
post #18 of 26
this is truely sad, the world has lost a good man, he's in heaven now, no more suffering,
post #19 of 26
I'm by far a religious person but I too felt a sense of loss. The world has lost a great legacy. You will me missed John Paul.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by mikenealis
Last night, I was checking the major news sources before going to bed (NYTimes, CNN, USA Today, and wishing I had a subscription to the WSJ) and they all said he was still alive. Lying in bed, I heard all the churches in town start ringing their bells. And, being in Florence, that's a lot of churches. It was sad, but didn't make me feel sad - it made me think it was more of a celebration of his life than a mourning of his death, if that makes any sense at all.

The thing that did make me sad, however, is the stupid 'mericans over the last few days saying things like, "Oh my gawd, wouldn't it be cool if the Pope died while we were here?" It made me 1) embarassed to be an American with people like these representing my country, and 2) want to grab them and shake them until their brains rattled.

Outside, there's an almost palatable feeling that something in the world has changed. Life is much more toned down today, than it has been since I've been here, and people seem just a little bit nicer. I'm a little sad, becasue I know in a few days, and maybe even tommorow, that feeling is going to fade away.

It is sobering, that such an admired and loved man is no longer in the world, but to those who have followed His word, they know he's in a better place. I'm glad that they can take comfort in that, and that the pope's suffering is over.

Mike you! thak you so much for sharing this so eloquently. I am afraid to fly so I never go anywhere and try to feel things through my mind instead...people...places...even light...and this was a wonderful moment to read that you are in Florence and so close.
post #21 of 26
I was sad when I heard this too - may he RIP.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by jcat
May he rest in peace.
I dont' want to sound disrespectful to anyone - least of all the Pope... but he did die three days ago now. I'm curious... has it taken that long for the news to get to you, or have I missed a thread being posted? I'ts just that I haven't seen this one before... please put me right.

I thought it was incredibly sad.... and I still do... let's face it though, at 84 I think he was doing really REALLY well and not only that, but he had the courage and the strength to stand up for what he believed in... it might not have been popular view, but it was what he believed to be right - that takes a really special kind of person. In a way I feel sad that his body is being treated more like an object to be stared at... I know what I'm trying to say, but I can't really find the words.... there are a lot of people who have gone to see his body and say goodbye, but these people may not have even thought once about going to see the man when he was alive. Why is it that great people only seem to make an impact on lives after they have left us? I hear what you're saying about some Americans being really crass about his death - it being "cool that he would die while they were there" and I hope they get what's coming to them.... but our own Queen hasn't exactly been a role model either. Seeing as it's been plastered all over the papers that she was more interested in the fact that Charles and Camilla's wedidng has had to have been put back yet another day because it clashed with the Pope's funeral... How disrespectful could you get short of desecrating his resting place? Personally I coudln't care less about the lives of the royal family - let Charles marry his long term affair - but must they create such a fuss over a wedding? Everyday individuals face all sorts of problems with their own weddings, theirs is no different...

John Paul's death has been a really mellowing event in this world... and it's obvious that it has left people all over saddened, but by the same token, they've been given an opportunity to reflect on their lives as well.... time to think on not only the great man... but on their own mortality. At least that's what I think.... It's almost a showing that even the greatest things on Earth will come to pass on.

ONe thing is for sure... he might have been at God's right hand here on earth, but he's still at God's right hand in His kingdom now May he sleep peacefully.

God bless.
post #23 of 26
Emma,

Jcat[Tricia] posted this thread on the day he died, it was me who bumped it. Sorry.

Sam.
post #24 of 26
Aaaahh thanks Sam I just wasn't sure what had happened - I feel like a right bimbo sometimes
post #25 of 26
No problem. I just wanted to pass my repect to him on TCS and it was the first post on him I saw.
post #26 of 26
i still dont believe he died... its like he is so alive while laying down on that thing!
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