I'm not a Catholic, but I am a Christian. I think Pope John Paul II was an excellent leader for the desperate age we have been living. Instead of giving in to the cultural changes, as so many urged him to do, he held strong to his faith (and to our Lord), as it says in Ephesians Chapter 6, that when you have put on all your armour, then stand. He did it well, as an example to us all, as Christ was also an example to his disciples and followers.
He stood as a religious symbol to all Christian faiths...to persevere to the end. God rest his soul in peace.
Pope John Paul helped more people to appreciate what it is to be truly Christian, and Catholic. I believe that he did more to bring people of all faiths together than any Pope, at least in the last 400 years. He brought more people to appreciate religious faith itself than anyone in my lifetime, and many, such as Kudlow, have reexamined themselves and become converts.
Many "Evangelical" Christians who can set aside a prejudice against the Catholic faith have begun to realize that they have far more in common with the Catholic faith than they have with any other protestant faith.
As a fellow non-Catholic, I agree 100%. He had tremendous moral authority and always stood true to principle.