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.
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Pope John Paul II: A Tribute

The spiritual leader of 1 billion Catholics dies, ending one of history's most activist papacies.