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Next step for John Paul II

Here’s Pope John Paul II on religious tolerance:

Religious tolerance is based on the conviction that God wishes to be adored by people who are free, a conviction which requires us to respect and honor the inner sanctuary of conscience in which each person meets God.

We know of John Paul II’s courage; his strong opposition to communism; the pope’s forgiveness of the man who tried to kill him; and of the pope’s protection of the weak, the poor and the unborn.

His openness could be a step to sainthood, and a miracle has been attributed to Pope John Paul II. Perhaps the pope’s greatest cross was within the Catholic Church and Catholics who directly or indirectly defied the pope on church teaching.

Pope John Paul II should be on the fast track to sainthood.

Michael McGuire



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