i am not Catholic, never have been, but i am saddened by the loss of Pope John Paul II. he was a great man and had a profound impact upon our world and my life. i never had the opportunity to meet him or see him in real life, but i have observed him my whole life and i have been impressed. i know that the Catholic church will be hard pressed to find another to fill this man’s shoes but they are in my prayers as the seek out his replacement. thank you John Paul for being who you are and for showing us how christian’s should live and love. thank you!