Take your pick on your favourite news site and you will see that Pope John Paul II is dying. It seems now that his death is imminent.
I am not religious, nor am I Catholic, so spiritually I don’t have too much to offer the Pope in his last moments… as with all Human Beings though, he deservers respect and peace as he passes on. While the institution he leads is often criticised as corrupt and dangerous, he himself is a mere mortal. May he be treated with the respect, dignity and courtesy that we all wish for when our time comes.
I wish him farewell on his final journey.
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