The “JP2 Generation”

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the passing from this world of the late Servant of God: Pope John Paul II. Acclaimed by some already as “the Great” Pope John Paul II was undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and influential Pontiffs of the Church during the Twentieth Century. One of his most endearing qualities was his ability to relate to, inspire, and identify with young people.

World Youth Day, the global youth convention of his creation held every few years, was his primary venue for unleashing his enthusiastic encouragement towards youths. The essence of Pope John Paul’s message was always that Jesus Christ is the only way to true fulfillment in one’s life. The Catholic Church as well as all Christian traditions proclaims Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. However, some of Pope John Paul’s methods and interpretations of this “Truth”

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