A couple of pieces on the papacy of late Pope John Paul II. Thomas Bray argues that if he polarised opinion, it’s because he stood for a principle. And Michela Wrong demurrs from more mainstream African press opinion and fulminates against the Pope’s conservative line on contraception dispite the effects of the Aids pandemic in Africa.
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