JPII remembered: Known as the ‘Progressive Pope’, today marks the 14th anniversary of John Paul II’s death

Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.