The Vatican announced at noon Pacific time that Pope JohnPaul II has died. He reigned as pope for 26 years, thesecond longest pontificate in history. During this time, hewas steadfastly conservative, an outspoken adherent toCatholic tradition. He was the 265th pope. The Catholicpapacy is the longest continuous governmental officepresently in existence. It has lasted since theestablishment of the pontificate of St. Peter in 32AD, for1,973 years. Only the Pharaonic institution of ancient Egyptlasted longer. It continued for 3,120 years.
A Dreamland special with Michael Hesemannhas been added to our schedule. Mr. Hesemann has met the popeand done research for him, and has many contacts in theVatican. He will be discussing John Paul’s 26 year papacyand will provide us with an insider report on the papalsuccession. Itis the last show listed in our Windows Media Player andwill also be available on our Live 365 site and to oursubscribers.
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