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A Pontiff with the Hands of a Workingman

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A Pontiff with the Hands of a Workingman

A Pontiff with the Hands of a Workingman

A Pontiff with the Hands of a Workingman

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Reflecting on Pope John Paul II's early vigor, winning personality and "serenity of conviction," Scott Simon remembers a mass in Chicago. The pontiff's hands showed the effects of his early work in a stone quarry, tangible evidence of his connection with the mass of humanity.