Louisville, KY – Catholics in kentucky remembered Pope John Paul II as a servant of the church committed to human rights and economic justice.
The mass Sunday at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville was celbrated by Archbishop Thomas Kelly and Reverend William Fichteman. They praised the late Pontiff as a man who worked for the common good.
Many local parishioners said they were happy that the Pope, who led the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years, has gone to a better place.
In his sermon to the hundreds of worshippers, Rev. Fichteman touched on the themes of the common good and social justice, two beliefs he said the Pope exemplified well.
Fichteman said the Pope spent his life seeking economic justice and encouraged the congregation to do the same.