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Pope's friendship is heart-warming

Published 24/02/2016

The news which emerged last week about the friendship between Pope John Paul II and the intellectual Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is a wonderful and heart-warming story.

The life of a priest is a lonely one.

The joyful moments and the sad ones are brought home to an empty house. It is a lonely life in which men struggle all of their lives.

Women, in particular, will have been happy to read the account of the friendship, which was based on mutual respect and admiration - one which did not infringe on the celibate existence of the priest.

HARRY MULHERN

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