Friday 9 December 2016

A Pope's friendship

Published 21/02/2016 | 02:30

Pope John Paul II with American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Pope John Paul II with American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File

Sir - The news which emerged during the week about the friendship (could I say loving friendship) between Pope John Paul and the intellectual Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is a wonderful and heart-warming story.

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The life of a priest is a lonely one. A life in which he goes through all of the experiences each day, whether good or bad.

The joyful moments and the sad ones are brought home to an empty house. It is a lonely life in which men struggle all of their life.

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