To the editor:
Our beloved Pope John Paul II entered a Vatican City hospital with the flu epidemic. Instantly the public assumed it was the Parkinson’s ailment flaring up, but a diagnosis proved differently. Soon he will resume his daily Papal duties. A Pope resides in Vatican City until death enters.
Currently he has been celebrating Holy Mass, seated at the altar assisted by a couple of priests. In spite of his ailment, he still receives visitors, for a few minutes, one at a time. His short blessings are direct and intelligible. The Parkinson’s disease lessens one’s capacity, but the Pope is fortunate to have a remarkable mind.
His primary aspiration is to refrain from abortion and keep prisoners away from a “proposed death” like the electric chair. God has commanded “Thou shalt not kill.” We are obliged to follow this rule as it is one of the Ten Commandments.
Graciously we are blessed with this holy man to guide us in the right direction. The Pope has converted hundreds of people by visiting many parts of the world. He aims for peace and love thy neighbor. Undoubtedly, it is an honor and a privilege to have him the prime leader of the Catholic providence in the whole globe.
Anna Groat Burley