This Day in History

Pope John Paul II, the charismatic and influential leader of the Catholic Church for over 26 years, passes away at the age of 84 in Vatican City, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and other health complications. His death marks the end of an era for the Catholic Church and prompts an outpouring of grief and tributes from millions of faithful around the world, commemorating his legacy as a champion of peace, justice, and interfaith dialogue.