Pat Robertson Comments on Pope
John Paul II's Passing
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 02, 2005 -- I am deeply grieved
as a great man passes from this world to his much deserved eternal
reward. John Paul II has been the most beloved religious leader
of our age – far surpassing in popular admiration the leader
of any faith.
He has been a man of great warmth, profound understanding, deep
spirituality, and indefatigable vigor. It was my great honor to
meet with him at the residence of my good friend, Cardinal O’Connor,
in New York, and to sit in the Consistory during the mass he conducted
in Central Park. I told him at the time how much the American
people loved him, and he merely smiled. That love was shared not
only in America but by millions all over the globe.
He has been a steady bridge in the transition of Eastern Europe
from communism to freedom. His personal magnetism brought together
all Christians in new bonds of understanding.
I pray for the Cardinals of the Catholic Church that they might
have God-given wisdom in selecting the successor to this great
man. Their task will not be easy, but with God all things are
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