- Reporter's Notebook: The Ailing Pope Celebrates his 25th Anniversary
Worshippers and world leaders are descending on Rome for Pope John Paul II's 25th anniversary. In ill-health from Parkinson's Disease, the Vatican says the his mood is upbeat about the beatification of Mother Teresa, the creation of 31 new cardinals and other planned ceremonies. Though he was passed over again this year for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pope has been widely recognized for his impact on world affairs. Seth Armus, professor of history at St. Joseph-s College in New York, looks at the Pope's most notable achievements and impact on world affairs.
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