Pope John Paul II: A Tribute The spiritual leader of 1 billion Catholics has died. Illness and suffering have marked the last days of the 84-year-old pontiff's quarter-century as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. His papacy has been among the longest and most activist in history.

Pope Sometimes Criticized Bush Policies

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One Family's Wait to Pay Respects to the Pope

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Hopeful Pilgrims Ignore Pleas to Stay Out of Rome

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Catholic Church Experiences Geographical Shift

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Opus Dei and the Pope

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Pope Leaves Deep Legacy in Africa

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The Political Legacy of Pope John Paul II

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Vatican Ambassador Recalls Pope John Paul II

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Choosing the Next Pope

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