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April 2, 2005: After 26 years, 5 months, and 17 days as pope, John Paul II, 84, dies.
Then on the very day Joseph Ratzinger was named Pope, John Paul appeared in my bar.
Soon after he became Pope, John Paul had declared these two saints as co-patrons of Europe; he now hailed them as "a spiritual bridge between Eastern and Western traditions.
The ecumenical pope, John XXIII, was a serious student of church history, and he acknowledged that the Catholic church had not always lived the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ.