…a young cardinal from a Communist country became the 264th pontiff of the Catholic Church.  With help from a fellow former actor, he defeated Communism and ended the Cold War.

John Paul II, Pray for us!  (We need it!)

Here’s the video from that day.  It’s really touching to watch him search for words– and to see the crowd’s reaction to those words (It’s neat to see the cheer go up when he’s announced, knowing that the crowd had no idea who they were cheering for- but he was their new Pope!).  And if you’d like the translation, you can find it here.

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