"The whole purpose of this is to present the universality and the inter-religious relationships and connections that the former Pope John Paul II had with the entire world. Very well loved man by everyone," Reverend Malcolm Neyland, director of the

VATICAN CITY – He is everywhere. Pope John Paul II died nearly eight years ago, but on most storefronts within a mile of Vatican City, photos, postcards, posters and even bobble-head dolls remind you of the man who held the papacy for more than a

In a tribute to Pope John Paul II written after the Pontiff's death in 2005, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires recounted how the Pope's example inspired him to “recite the 15 mysteries of the Rosary every day.”

Many recall John Paul II for his visits to Cuba, Angola and other spots where no pope had set foot. Yet he was much more than a world traveler. Jonathan Kwitny, in "Man of the Century," wrote that his most powerful role was as the leader most

The eyes of the world are focused on the Vatican, where the next pope will soon be elected. But for the next three months, a new museum exhibit here in New Orleans will remember when Pope John Paul II visited the city,