The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Other Reigning Houses
Click Here to Login

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-15-2016, 08:16 PM
Rossina's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: *****, India
Posts: 5,554
Vatican City:The Late Pope John Paul II friendship with Mrs. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

I dont know if TRF is the right place to discuss this topic but i would like to share the following BBC report with you

Pope John Paul letters reveal 'intense' friendship with woman - BBC News

Hundreds of letters and photographs that tell the story of Pope John Paul II's close relationship with a married woman, which lasted more than 30 years, have been shown to the BBC.
__________________

__________________
"All what we hope for is that a day will come, when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried, and his family tried. This is all there is to seek in this world."
HM King Hussein I of Jordan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2016, 08:49 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 7,567
I read an article concerning this matter earlier today and my take on it is that there is nothing scandalous or out of character for John Paul II in this friendship. I have absolutely no doubt that he loved this woman and treasured his friendship with her over decades and I don't doubt that this woman could have come to feel that she was "in" love with him but my gut feeling tells me that HH saw this as a normal, human reaction that happens between friends of the opposite sex sometimes and wisely was able to not only veer away from any kind of a "romantic" interlude, but also be able to lovingly support his friend in such a manner that the friendship didn't suffer for it.

Then again I could be totally wrong as I did not know this man personally and can only go by the impressions he's projected in his public life.
__________________

__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2016, 09:41 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 6,792
My impression is the same as yours Osipi. They were close friends and his late Holiness treasured the friendship and loved this woman. It makes me admire St. John Paul II even more. He had a tremendous capacity for loyal, deep relationships.

I don't see a smoking gun. Indeed if there was one, the media would be blasting it to every end of the Earth.
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" MLK Jr 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2016, 10:29 PM
Rossina's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: *****, India
Posts: 5,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 View Post
My impression is the same as yours Osipi. They were close friends and his late Holiness treasured the friendship and loved this woman. It makes me admire St. John Paul II even more. He had a tremendous capacity for loyal, deep relationships.

I don't see a smoking gun. Indeed if there was one, the media would be blasting it to every end of the Earth.
I agree with you & I have the same feeling too.
__________________
"All what we hope for is that a day will come, when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried, and his family tried. This is all there is to seek in this world."
HM King Hussein I of Jordan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2016, 11:27 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 7,567
One reason I do believe I feel the way I do about John Paul II as a man is that my mother had the opportunity to meet him up close and personal and got a very good close up photograph of his face. She had described to me how looking at him face to face, she just felt an awesome sense of peace and love. I was skeptical until I looked at the photo. She was right.

I also have to admire the wording the journalists have used writing about this remarkable friendship. They were courteous, kind and respectful and made sure to state that there is no evidence whatsoever or anything to suggest that HH ever broke his vow of celibacy. Now if only all journalists could be like that with the people they cover.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vatican City State: Beatification of John Paul II - May 1, 2011 maria-olivia Other Reigning Houses 84 05-30-2014 06:17 AM
Vatican City State: Pope Benedict XVI, January 2006 - February 2013 BeatrixFan Other Reigning Houses 609 03-13-2013 03:29 PM




Popular Tags
albania ascot 2016 assassination best gown best gown september 2016 best hat best outfit coup d'etat crown princess mary crown princess mary fashion denmark duchess of cambridge duke of cambridge elia zaharia fashion poll fashion wedding dress fox news jewels king abdulah ii king abdullah ii king carl gustaf and queen silvia king philippe king willem-alexander liechtenstein member introduction mohammed reza monarchy new zealand norway november 2016 october 2016 opening of parliament picture of the week prince charles princess marie princess marie events princess mary princess mary casual style princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess sofia princess sofia's daytime fashion queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen margrethe queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania fashion queen rania in australia queen rania in new york 2016 queen silvia september 2016 state visit succession sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats time travel


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:05 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises