Pope St. John Paul II (#265) Died This Day 12 Years Ago; April 2, 2005.

by Anura Guruge

From my book “The Next Pope 2011”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Click on book cover image below for more details.

Quite the momentous day.

He was 84 and had been in ill health for years. So this was not a surprise.

He, as far as we know, had the 2nd longest papacy — at 26.46 years, Pius IX (#256) exceeding that with 31.65 years.

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