Bishop Anthony’s Blog: The influence of JPII and John XXIII

25/04/2014

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Meeting JPII.

From Bishop Anthony’s John Paul II & John XXIII Canonisation Blog

John Paul II was pope when I entered religious life and priesthood, and I had the privilege of establishing the Melbourne campus of his Institute for Marriage and Family. I met him many times, at meetings of the JP2 Institute or Pontifical Academy for Life. I remember his clear sense of purpose, intellectual brilliance and teasing sense of humour in those meetings. He appointed me bishop in 2003 and I met him a few more times before he died.

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