Farewell John Paul III have moved to http://blog.thinkersroom.com, and i have also migrated all posts and comments. YOU SHOULD NOT BE HERE SO CHANGE YOUR BOOKMARLS/BLOGROLLS ACCORDINGLY!!!!
I never actually met him when he came to Kenya but I came a whisker close to, and was impressed by the man's -- how can I describe it -- realness? There was something very real and very human about the man.
He's served God and the Church for close to 70 years and it cannot have been an easy job. I think some of the suffering that he has undergone has been due to the heavy decisions that he has had to make as the Pope, that have had considerable ramifications on the Church and its people, and one in particular that I am sure has tortured him is the issue of condoms and AIDS. This is a decision I would not wish on my worst enemies.
Personally I was not praying for God to keep him alive -- on the contrary I prayed for him to be welcomed to the rest that he so richly deserves.
Rest In Peace Papa