The bells started ringing at the Catholic center across the way at an odd time about an hour and a half ago. I never from the odd time that it could only be one thing: the Pope was dead.
John Paul II was a great man who became better than even his office. He was a gret moral exemplar who, interestingly, had an appeal to young people. Sometimes I think in the ArchBishop of Canterbury or our presiding bishop up and kicked off, I really don't think many people would care. My prayers go to our catholic brethren who indeed lost a wonderful man.
As Hamlet said of his father, "He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again..."