Pope John Paul Ii - Biography

GUESTS: Jonathan Kwitny Author, Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II (Henry Holt, 1997) Father Richard McBrien Professor and Chairman of Theology, University of Notre Dame Author, Lives of the Popes(HarperCollins, 11/97) Pope John Paul II is recognized as one of the most influential visionaries of the 20th century. He is both revered and criticized for his views on premarital sex, abortion, and women's roles in the church. Papal biographers Jonathan Kwitny and Father Richard McBrien have written extensively on the Pope's political, spiritual, and social movements. The authors join Ray Suarez on the next Talk of the Nation for a discussion on the life and influence of Pope John Paul.

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