Pope John Paul II


April 2, 2005

The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, expresses his condolences to members of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly those in southeastern and south-central Michigan, on the death of their Pope, John Paul II.

"Pope John Paul II was an...

April 2, 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, has expressed his sadness on learning of the death of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

The Archbishop said, "Pope John Paul was a leader of manifest holiness and a faithful and prayerful friend of the Anglican Church.


April 2, 2005

His Holiness John Paul II died this afternoon at the age of 84 after battling with health problems for months. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, upon news of the Pope's death, issued the following statement:

With the death of his Holiness John Paul II, Bishop of Rome, the world has lost...

March 19, 2003

Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain, an Anglican, received communion from Pope John Paul II during a recent visit to the Vatican and attended mass with his wife and three eldest children, all of whom are Roman Catholics.

A Jesuit liturgist from one of the pontifical universities...

September 3, 1998

Pope John Paul II has issued an apostolic letter July 1 that writes into binding canon law his position on a number of key issues and warns that dissenters may be subject to "just punishment."  The pope said that he took the action "to defend the faith of the Catholic Church against errors...