Saturday, April 02, 2005

April foolish

Yesterday's April fools joke went over better than I expected. I think I got most of you through the course of the day. Some remarked "I really believed you", or "OH MAN". Many thought it was humourous, however as the Pope's condition worsened some turned sour and rebuked me for my sick sense of humour. My apologies to all who were upset. I thought what I'd do today is a quick google serach of the news to see what people are saying as they reflect on the legacy of this Pope:

Paul Martin: MacLeans
Prime Minister Paul Martin, who was touring Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., and is Catholic, said prayers are needed for the pope."For over a quarter of a century, the Pope has prayed for all of us and the time has come for us to pray for him," Martin said. "Whether you're a Catholic or whether you're of any faith, what the Pope really stood for was a bringing of all faiths and all people together."

The Archbishop of Goa, Reverend Filipe Neri Ferrao, today issued an appeal to communities of all faiths to pray for ailing Pope John Paul-II

people joined together to remember the pope as a man who moved the Catholic church forward and made a distinct effort to reach across denominations to embrace people of all faiths.

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