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The death of Pope John Paul II
The coming conclave:
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-Pope John Paul II Photo Gallery-
CNS/Joe Rimkus Jr.

Voice for world, apostle for church

As a voice of conscience for the world and a modern-day apostle for his church, Pope John Paul II brought a philosopher's intellect, a pilgrim's spiritual intensity and an actor's flair for the dramatic.
(full story)

Collaboration with U.S.
Often presented as a face-off between the world’s remaining superpower and the world’s premier moral authority, U.S.-Vatican relations under Pope John Paul in reality included major moments of collaboration. (full story)

Big Latin American impact
The pope put his personal stamp on Latin America and its controversial issues of social justice, liberation theology and church political involvement.(full story)

A journalist's reflection
The Catholic News Service Rome bureau chief saw the beginning of John Paul's papacy and tells what it was like to cover him. (full story)

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