Statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled ...

Statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled at City of Hope

There are 7 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled at City of Hope. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II, a longtime sufferer of Parkinson's disease, died at 84 years old.

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silsal

Glendora, CA

#1 Jun 9, 2009
How sad that some people see the Pope's statue as a herald of hope - that is the problem with belonging to a church that does not necesarrily each a personal relationship with Jesus or the bible from cover to cover. Some of those people have more faith in a dead statue or a dead saint than the living creator of the universe. Read the 10 commandments - thou shalt have no other Gods before me. But I am glad that the Buddha's statue is also there - otherwise I would be disappointed in the City of Hope.

Since: Jan 09

Duarte, CA

#2 Jun 9, 2009
Awesome.
OMG

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jun 9, 2009
silsal wrote:
How sad that some people see the Pope's statue as a herald of hope - that is the problem with belonging to a church that does not necesarrily each a personal relationship with Jesus or the bible from cover to cover. Some of those people have more faith in a dead statue or a dead saint than the living creator of the universe. Read the 10 commandments - thou shalt have no other Gods before me. But I am glad that the Buddha's statue is also there - otherwise I would be disappointed in the City of Hope.
I don't think God minds people having faith in a man like Pope John Paul-he was a messenger of HIS!
hmmmmm

Burbank, CA

#4 Jun 9, 2009
F the Pope and Catholicism as a whole. what a joke?! the money used to build that statue should've been used to pay off outstanding molestation lawsuits against the church.
pay attention

Diamond Bar, CA

#6 Jun 9, 2009
It was not paid for by the Catholic church.

Silsal-No one is placing anyone before God! Maybe if you read something about John Paul you would have commented differently.
Ignorance is not bliss

Duarte, CA

#7 Jun 11, 2009
My goodness! The community certaintly possesses a number of self-righteous individuals. The statue was commissioned and donated by a group of Italian Americans. It is their right to do as they please with their money. Just as you have the right to your opinion of the statue and its symbolism, however ignorant your opinions may be. Do your homework, people, prior voicing your condemnations.
passthebeansa

Burbank, CA

#8 Jun 11, 2009
@ignorance is not bliss

under Pope JP Dos' watch, the molestations in the priesthood were at an all time high. complaints were ignored and swept under the rug.

His legacy is one of corruption, greed and ignorance (and may I add...perversion to the list).

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