John Paul II has just died...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by pyrohr, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Pope John Paul II has passed :bawl:
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Now it's official, the Vatican confirmed it.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    RIP, we know he will.
  4. So it would seem. Condolences to all Catholics.
  5. chris4001asat


    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    He was a GREAT man. Earth has lost someone special. Heaven has become even better......
  6. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    He was strong until the end. The Catholic world is mourning, I know I am. RIP Pope John Paul II.
  8. At least he's out of his pain and misery, he was a tough cookie to put it mildly. RIP
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
  10. Here went THE example...
  11. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Seems to me he lived well and he died well.
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    It looks like our threads have been merged. Good.

    I think He will be one of the great Popes - as Saint Leo the Great, and Saint Gregory the Great. He stood firmly by His beliefs and faith until His end, He was conservative as some put it, but I think He brought the faith closer to many, and had a great impact on the entire world.
  13. :(

    He'll go down of one of the church's greatest men.
    RIP JP
  14. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Yes he was, a great man that happened to be Catholic. He reached alot of people other Popes had not, He went places and countries other popes had not, He visited places others never thought to go. He crossed religous lines and was a great humanitarian. I am not catholic but a great man deserves recognition, Thus my RIP.
  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  16. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    He is a man of faith and a man of God.

    He was a great example to all christians on how to reach out to those outside the faith to work with them.

    He was never afraid to put himself or his faith on the line, and was almost killed for it, yet God saw him through.

    And God has called his messenger back home.

  17. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    RIP Karol Jozef Wojtyla (John Paul II)

    May your treasures in heaven be expontially more abundant than the ones you have left here.

    With the passing of Mother Theresa and now Pope John Paul II, we have lost two amazing, Godly people. :crying:
  18. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    RIP. I'm he is now reaping his heavenly reward. A truly perfect example of a humanitarian.

    Does anyone know the process by which they go by now to choose a new pope?

  19. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    The cardinals gather, discuss and vote. It should take a few weeks.

    There's no reason the pope should be one of the cardinals, I think. There has been guesses that he would be of third world origins, continuing on the "external" choice tradition started by the now-late John Paul II - he was the first pope to come outside Italy in 300 years.