As the silver anniversary of John Paul II’s election approaches, ZENIT turned to papal biographer George Weigel for his perspective on the impact of the pontificate.

As the silver anniversary of John Paul II’s election approaches, ZENIT turned to papal biographer George Weigel for his perspective on the impact of the pontificate. “I hope history will remember John Paul II as the great Christian witness of our time,” said Weigel. “Everything else he did to change the world and revitalize the Church flows from that fact. He truly believes that Jesus Christ is the answer to the question that is every human life. That’s the conviction that animates his ministry as Bishop of Rome.”