John Paul
  • A worker adds finishing touches to a giant statue of the late Pope John Paul II being readied for unveiling this weekend, in Czestochowa, Poland, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The 13.8-meter (45.3-foot) white fiberglass figure will tower over the southern city of Czestochowa, home to Poland's most important Catholic pilgrimage site, Jasna Gora. Funded by a private investor, the pontiff appears smiling and stretching his arms to the world. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    The figure will tower over the southern Polish city of Czestochowa, home to the predominantly Catholic country's most important pilgrimage site.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT
  • In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, third from left, delivers his message a

    The German theologian, whose mission was to reawaken Christianity in a secularized Europe, shouldered the monumental task of purging the Catholic world of a sex abuse scandal.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 11, 2013, 10:32 AM EST