“As Pope John Paul II celebrates the 25th anniversary of his election today, U.

“As Pope John Paul II celebrates the 25th anniversary of his election today, U.S. Roman Catholics overwhelmingly approve of the job he has done, even though most fault his handling of sexual abuse by priests, feel the church is out of touch with their views and hope the next pope will bring change, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Half of all American Catholics think the 83-year-old pontiff should resign for health reasons, the poll found. Though visibly frail and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, John Paul has scheduled a week of activities in Rome to mark his anniversary, including ceremonies creating 30 new cardinals and beatifying Mother Teresa.”