John Paul II's papacy was dramatic and historic on many fronts. Speaking of Faith explores some of the critical religious issues of his 26 years as pontiff and discusses the great and contradictory impact he made on the Catholic Church in America and abroad. Host Krista Tippett speaks with NPR's senior European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli, priest and author Donald Cozzens, and Yale theologian Margaret Farley.
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Pope John Paul II tries to deliver his Urbi et Orbi blessing to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican during the Easter mass on March 27, 2005. A frail Pope John Paul II failed to voice a traditional Easter Sunday blessing for the first time in his 26-year pontificate.
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Poggioli is senior European correspondent for National Public Radio's foreign desk.
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