NPR logo

Marcos McPeek Villatoro: The Pope's Mixed Legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4575027/4575028" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Marcos McPeek Villatoro: The Pope's Mixed Legacy

Commentary

Marcos McPeek Villatoro: The Pope's Mixed Legacy

Marcos McPeek Villatoro: The Pope's Mixed Legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4575027/4575028" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Day to Day contributor Marcos McPeek Villatoro offers his thoughts about the mixed legacy of Pope John Paul II. Villatoro remembers how the late pope's opposition to so-called "liberation theology" discouraged Catholic Church leaders from participating in political resistance against repression in Central America.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.