John Howard described him as a warrior for peace and democracy.

George Bush described him as a hero of the ages and said Americans had a special reason to love the pope because in his visits he spoke of [the USA’s] providential constitution, the self-evident truths about human dignity in our Declaration and the blessings of liberty that follow from them.

“It is these truths, [the pope] said, that have led people all over the world to look to America with hope and respect.

Archbishop of Sydney, Geo

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