This morning, Pope John Paul II has passed away. Being the fist non-Italian Pope in over 450 years, John Paul II gave a new meaning and a new hope to the world, especially Poland, his place of birth. He was an inspiration to many, and loved deeply by all. Being Polish ourselves, my family is deeply saddened. We must understand, however, that it is God's will. There is not a shadow of a doubt that he sits next to God in heaven, and i pray that he will watch over us and help us choose a new Pope who can bring stability and God's Word to this crazy world we live in.