October 16, 1978…

thirty years ago today, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected Bishop of Rome and took the name Pope John Paul II.  It was a bit breath-taking even at the moment it happened, and he kept both the world and the Church on its toes for the next 27 years! 

We didn’t deserve him, and if we ever live up to the heights to which he called us, the world will be a much better place.

John Paul II, pray for us.

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