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The Late Pope John Paul II was an icon of the century, and his legacy will be felt for generations, as well as living forever within the Catholic Church (which he helped to reform). While you may have seen many commemorations of the late Pope, it’s unlikely you have yet seen the incredible twenty-four inch, solid bronze statues created by artist, Oliver Greene. There is a very compelling story behind the project, which this article will explain. Remembering a great Pope – the project of creating a small number of solid bronze statues of the late Pope was a way to remember the great man, as well as to ensure

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Pope John Paul II was highly respected by people from all faiths, as well as people of no faith. He was known for his love and compassion toward the poor and the suffering, as well as for bringing inspiration to millions of people around the world. If you wish to commemorate his life, you can now do so in the form of a majestic twenty-four inch bronze statue, hand crafted by Oliver Greene. About the unique statues There are only a small number of statues available, as the process is intensive and requires hours of energy, attention and skill. The statues stand at twenty-four inches tall, with a depth of

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Pope John Paul II had ascended to Papacy on the 16th of October 1978, and since then to the last day of his life he had either been hailed as a hero or, has been accused and condemned with many controversies. He has without doubt been one of the most influential leaders of the world but at the same time he had been criticized over a number of unforgivable issues. This has brought many people to ponder whether to consider him a Friend or, Foe to the world. To talk about why the Pope should be considered a Friend is as good as asking ‘why do we need air to

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13th May 1981, St. Peters Square, Vatican City, the assembled spectators watched in shock and horror as Pope John Paul II (temporarily) succumbed to the impact of raging bullets. The shot was fired by a trained sniper from Turkey, Mehmet Ali Agca, as the Pope was entering St. Peters Square. Four bullets from Browning Hi-Power 9mm semi-automatic pistol, hit the Pope in his abdomen, perforating his colon and small intestines multiple times. Regardless of the number of bullets fired at him, all of them failed to rupture his mesenteric and abdominal arteries. He lost as much as three fourths of his blood and collapsed on his way to Gemelli Hospital.

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The world is not ignorant about the presence of lecherous priests in the world but, who would have guessed that the Catholic Church also hosts a few of these perverts of the highest order. Among the most serious cases are the ones involving Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer an Austrian friend of the Pope. The Cardinal was accused of molesting over 2000 boys and young monks in his overall career span. Even then he sailed through the situation because there were no sanctions placed on him. The next case was related to Marcial Maciel Degollado, the Mexican founder of the ‘Legion of Christ’. This person was accused of not only molesting

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