Pope Francis said that John Paul II, who made 104 foreign trips during his 27-year pontificate, traveled the world “looking for his people.”
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The pope also addressed all the boys and girls whose First Communions have been postponed because of the pandemic, inviting the children “to live this waiting time as an opportunity to better prepare yourself: praying, reading your catechism book to deepen knowledge of Jesus, growing in goodness, and in service to others.”
Archbishop Gądecki encouraged Catholics to post photos and videos to honor the saint’s legacy.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI offers his own reflections as we approach Saint John Paul II’s 100th birthday.
In his five-page foreword, Pope Francis wrote that St. John Paul II was “a great man of prayer who lived completely immersed in his time and constantly in contact with God, a sure guide for the Church in times of great change.”