Martinez talks about the POPE
Florida Senator Mel Martinez is commenting on the death of Pope John Paul, II. Martinez, the first Cuban-American in the Senate, is also Catholic. He says the pontiff had an impact well beyond the church.
“The influence of the Pope extends well beyond the gates of the Roman Catholic Church. He took steps that were remarkable steps to achieve peace, Democracy, and freedom around the world. He crusaded against Communism in Eastern Europe and beyond, unbridled capitalism, and political oppression. And he worked to unite people of all different faiths.”
The pope died Saturday at age 84.
Tuesday, 05 April 2005 01:00