John Paul Ii Quotes

John Paul Ii Quotes by Chris Matthews, Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis, Hugo Chavez, Robert H. Schuller, George Weigel and many others.

Pope John Paul II spoke with a lot of clarity and consi

Pope John Paul II spoke with a lot of clarity and consistency. But he always spoke with immense compassion. He’s the one who said the best way to love somebody is to tell them the truth. So, he did that well.
Chris Matthews
We have lost a very important religious figure who dedicated his life to peace and justice for all. [on the death of Pope John Paul II
Mahmoud Abbas
I already knew about this friendship between St. John Paul II and this philosopher [Ana Teresa Tymieniecka] when I was in Buenos Aires. It was known. Also her books are known.
Pope Francis
The Catholic Church [with Pope John Paul II] has lost its shepherd. The world has lost a champion of human freedom.
Chris Matthews
For us Catholics, John Paul II will be remembered as a traveling Pope … and we should also remember he preached world peace. When the United States invaded Iraq, for example, John Paul II said it was an illegal and immoral act.
Hugo Chavez
I found myself immediately attracted to Pope John Paul II when, upon his election to the Papacy, his published speeches invariably called attention to the need for recognizing the dignity of the human being as a child of God.
Robert H. Schuller
10 days before the death of St. John Paul II, in that Via Crucis of Holy Friday, Joseph Ratzinger said to the whole Church that it needed to clean up the dirt of the Church.
Pope Francis
I had the good fortune of living in Rome for seven years, from 1994 to 2001. So, I kind of saw firsthand the impact that Pope John Paul II had on people.
Chris Matthews
Around the globe, millions more are mourning the death and celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II .Could any other world leader have drawn so many people to one place?
Chris Matthews
I think, internally, we Catholics have known this for a long time. I think we’re just thrilled and grateful that the rest of the world now is sharing in the esteem and gratitude that we’ve had for Pope John Paul II for 26 and a half years.
Chris Matthews
The pope has been called many things, historic figure, spiritual leader, moral force. But a growing chorus of voices has begun to refer to him as John Paul II the Great, in other words, as a saint.
Chris Matthews
Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth.
Pope Francis
The impact remains to be seen; I don’t think we can measure the enduring impact of John Paul II, for example, for another hundred, perhaps two hundred, years.
George Weigel
[Pope Francis] did something that both his two predecessors had failed to do – John Paul II and Benedict. Francis met with the Russian patriarch of the Orthodox Church.
Sylvia Poggioli
Pope John Paul II not only was a powerful spiritual leader for Catholics but also a world leader of extraordinary consequence during the last quarter-century.
Mike Ferguson
George W. Bush, who said to Pope John Paul II, Give us a visit, and bring the missus. Never got a dinner!
Red Buttons
Over the last 2,000 years, 10,000 saints have been named, among them, 78 popes. At the time of his death, Pope John Paul II had the distinction of naming 482 saints, more than all of his predecessors combined.
Chris Matthews