Statement From Julian Bond Regarding The Death Of Pope John Paul II

"We join in mourning the death of Pope John Paul II. He will long be remembered for taking Catholic teachings on just wars, defense of the poor, for racial justice and against the death penalty to a world-wide audience. He will be much missed."

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