The Moose mourns the loss of a great man.
Pope John Paul II powerfully answered Stalin's rhetorical query, "How many divisions has the Pope?" This Pope's moral force helped trigger the downfall of Stalin's empire. His spiritual and moral divisions overwhelmed one of the two horrific tyrannies of the twentieth century.
For millions, the Pope was, as a biographer described, a "Witness to Hope." He was a source of inspiration to people of all faiths. And he was a courageous fighter for freedom.
We desperately need more leaders, both spiritual and political, like him. --