Pope John Paul's Legacy and the Church In his 26 years as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II traveled more than any other pope in history. He also steered the Church on a conservative course. We look at the pope's legacy and the future of the Catholic Church.
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Pope John Paul's Legacy and the Church

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In his 26 years as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II traveled more than any other pope in history. He also steered the Church on a conservative course. We look at the pope's legacy and the future of the Catholic Church.

Guests:

Chester Gillis, chairman of theology department at Georgetown University

Austin Heitzman, American from Houston, Tex., studying painting in Rome

Father Walter Cuenin, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton, Mass.