Michael Barnes SJ describes the way in which Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Assisi, in the footsteps of his predecessor, highlighted a continuity between the papacies of Benedict and John Paul II.
Rafal Huzarski describes how John Paul II was for the Poles ‘a kind of reflection of themselves’. Even without direct political intervention, how did the pope shape the course of Polish history?
How were Karol Wojtyła’s early years instrumental in shaping the thinking of a pope who ‘saw the importance of being present to the world’ and prayed side by side with the world’s faith leaders?
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