Pope John Paul II

Sayings of Pope John Paul II

Nothing surpasses the greatness or dignity of a human person.
Human life is not just an idea or an abstraction.
Human life is the concrete reality of a being that is capable of love
and of service to humanity

Lord, give us the power of hope,

The fire of love,

The light of faith.

Be faithful to the truth and its transmission,
for the truth endures; truth will not go away.

Truth will not pass or change.

Social justice cannot be attained by violence.
Violence kills what it intends to create.

War is a defeat for humanity.

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

I hope to have communion with the people,
that is the most important thing.

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- Pope John Paul II