Thursday, 13 January 2011

Blessed John Paul II?

I came across a good video of the late Pope John Paul II today. Professionally edited with music, it seems to capture the excitement and optimism which the man generated wherever he went. It seems he is on his way to beatification. I saw him on several occasions, including Cardiff in 1982, of course, but met him to shake hands and exchange a few words on our very first September Pilgrimage back in 1990. He surely radiated Christian faith, hope and love, and I think the video gets that right. Watch out for the moments from his last years, and the time when a dove settles on his head! Enjoy.
ps Thanks to Rocco Palmo of "Whispers in the Loggia"
pps  Bit of a rumour that Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia is coming to Cardiff as our archbishop. Watch this space.

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