Many of you may know that on Saturday at approximately 19:37 GMT Pope John Paul II died in his private apartment at the Vatican. He was suffering with heart kidney problems.
The news was met with long applause, an Italian sign of respect, followed by several minutes of silence as the crowd took in the news. A BBC news reporter stated everyone stood in groups comforting each other in ST Peters Square.
Below is the popes life as we know it..
[*]1920 - Born near Krakow, Poland
[*]1964 - Archbishop of Krakow
[*]1978 - Elected first non-Italian Pope for 450 years
[*]1981 - Assassination attempt
[*]2002 - Final visit to homeland
[*]2005 - Deceased.
Could you all please sign your name and/or nickname on the forum as a sign of respect to the late Pope.
All the best,