Millions of people fell into mourning on April 2nd, 2005, as the incredible life of Pope John Paul II came to an end. But out of the tragedy came a chance to reflect on his distinguished tenure as Pope, with the world's media using the pontiff's departure as an opportunity to highlight his many achievements. This program offers further opportunity for contemplation, beginning with John Paul's rise to the hallowed position, then delineating the noteworthy achievements of his Papacy. His vital contribution to the downfall of Communism is covered, alongside details concerning the alarming assassination attempt that almost brought a brutally premature end to his reign. But perhaps the most interesting footage comes in the shape of a rare television interview, conducted just after Pope John Paul II's election, in which he muses on his new duties. A fitting overview of the Pope's extraordinary life, this program is a respectful, educational homage to a key figure in religious history.
Pope John Paul II - Pope During Late Twentieth Century