Monday, August 01, 2005

Anecdotes on Pope John Paul II

I like reading different anecdotes on John Paul and Benedict. Here's one of John Paul II found in Frontline.

I was standing next to him [during one of his trips to Poland] and he was moving along the fence--people, lots of mothers, children, pushing over the fence. And there was one little girl about six. She was quite a weight, and a young mother sort of holding her up and the Pope stopped and--he looked her straight in the eye--and he said, "Where is Poland?" The little girl was completely baffled by the question. She sort of looked at him, giggled slightly, and then he put out his finger and he touched her. And he said "Poland is here." (by Neal Ascherson)


Blogger Carmel said...

Aww...that is so nice. He loved children and it's nice to read these things.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Hi Carmel,

Isn't it nice to hear of this big giant of a man so gentle and loving toward the very little ones?

It sort of gives you a glimpse of the enormity of God's love and mercy for us, doesn't it?

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss John Paul II!

2:18 PM  

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