Pope John Paul II
He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That’s just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.
The WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives. Jason DeRusha headed to the only Catholic school left in Northeast Minneapolis — Pope John Paul II Catholic School.
For more than two hours, the drama unfolded live on every major American TV network. First, the white smoke. Then the curtains open.
There are more Roman Catholics in the Americas than in any other part of the world. There are about 74 million Catholics in the United States, the fourth largest Catholic population in the world.