Friday, April 01, 2005

Italian News Reports Pope's Death

Reuters is reporting that an Italian news source has reported the death of Pope John Paul II. No confirmation has come from the Vatican as of yet. They are denying that the Pope's heart monitor has gone flat.
Read more: KFWB News Radio

9 comments:

Ken Whitehead said...

The popular mainstream media is once again stumbling over itself to be the first to BREAK the news of His Holiness, John Paul II having gone to the Father.

In this age of instant news I hope calmer heads will prevail and get the news right before bursting out with unconfirmed reports and comments. There is no need to SCOOP anyone. News is news and will be received and accepted as it comes. I hope the blogs do not fall prey to the insidious nature of media and broadcasting. Verify and confirm before posting. It's a small thing to ask.

Andy H said...

Ken,

Agreed. You may notice in our last posts that we have noted when there have been conflicting reports.

We know the Pope is passing. The important thing isn't to know when. The important thing is to pray for him and for the Church.

Pax Christi,

Boney

Anonymous said...

the pope is , faith , life and the meaning of hope,

Gregg said...

Thank you for this service you provide the Church and the world.

I encourage you to continue this service to the Church even after the passing of Pope John Paul II.

The next few days will bring out the ugliness of much of the world. Witnesses such as yours will be very important.

Jimbo said...

Gregg, we appreciate your kind words. Certainly, we will continue to update this blog regularly even after the passing of Pope John Paul II.

Shawn said...

As he completes his final journey, significant numbers of Protestants like myself continue to offer our prayers on behalf of Pope John Paul II.

While he holds a very special place with the Catholic faithful, people of all denominations viewed His Holiness as the moral and spiritual voice of our time. His departure to God will be felt like a thunderstorm on this earth.

All Christians should now give their praises to God for blessing the world with the moral clarity, spiritual guidance, and peaceful, generous wisdom of Pope John Paul II. May we all follow his example.

Mike said...

Pope John Paul II, has been the most influential man during the past century.

Pope John Paul has been the man that holds the catholic faith together especially during these hard times that the Catholic Church has been dealing with.

The people of the Catholic faith, and the people of other religions have looked to him for strength and for peace and comfort.

I do not want to sound brutle but the harsh realization that we must face is that the most cherished man in the history of the Catholic Church is fading away, and is leaving us physically we must always remember that he will never leave us spiritually.

I agree with Shawn when he says

"All Christians should now give their praises to God for blessing the world with the moral clarity, spiritual guidance, and peaceful, generous wisdom of Pope John Paul II. May we all follow his example."

The only thing that we can do is to hold Pope John Paul II in our prayers, and pray that if he does leave this world physically, that he pass in the most painless way possible.

May God Bless the people of the Catholic Faith, and May God Bless Pope John Paul II as he walks with God in his final moments here with all of his children of the faith.

The World Thanks You for your Faith and Hope.

Doc said...

An incredible man who gave so much to he world..He is leaving this world for a better place...G-d sped Pope JohnPaulII

Anonymous said...

he is known by all for all his travels God bless him i hope he wont suffer too much