Pope John Paul II: A Tribute
April 8, 2005 Commentator Hugh Burns is a Dominican priest who preaches at Catholic churches around the country. He reflects on the complex, not-all-positive legacy of Pope John Paul II.
April 19, 2005 Father Tom Reese, editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine, and John L. Allen, the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, assess some of the top candidates to succeed Pope John Paul II.
April 3, 2005 The news of the pope's death hits especially hard in Poland, where thousands of the faithful had been praying for his recovery, even in the face of John Paul's sharply declining health. NPR's Emily Harris reports from southern Poland on how the pope's personal history has become woven into the landscape.
April 2, 2005 The Vatican has an intricate set of rules governing the papal transition. Father Thomas Reese, editor in chief of America, the Catholic weekly magazine, answers questions about the succession process and what to expect in the wake of Pope John Paul II's death.