The pope's photographer
Gianni Giansanti took this close-up of the Holy Father in 1994.
April 30th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

The pope's photographer

Time.com presents a retrospective of the late Italian photographer Gianni Giansanti, who spent 30 years covering the Vatican and chronicled the life and death of Pope John Paul II. Launch the gallery at Time.com

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Pope John Paul II • Vatican

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. ommm

    May 10, 2011 at 1:37 am |
  2. DetDan

    If I had been there I would have gladly taken that large blunt object and smashed his disgustingly criminal skull with it.
    I'm glad he's dead. One more down, one more to go.

    May 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • Adelina

      DetDan, what a pitiful soul you are. You need Jesus just as any worst villain does. May God have mercy on your soul...

      May 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  3. human

    I wish you teach your fallowers to not kill innocent human being for oil .......

    May 1, 2011 at 2:31 am |
    • Adelina

      @Human: That's what humans have been doing on one's own accord. Popes have been telling mankind not to, but you didn't stop. Don't blame others for your own greed. Sellers are as evil as buyers.

      May 1, 2011 at 3:00 am |
    • Evolved DNA

      Adelina.. what about the inquisitions. thuggery at its best.....the popes were the modern day mafia bosses.. you are far from moral.. you are in fact just a human.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  4. Adelina

    The universe is too small to contain the Christian faith.

    May 1, 2011 at 2:07 am |
    • Compton

      But the radiant grace of our blessed lamb can seen in every gain of sand.

      May 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • airwx

      For those who read this later... science can only prove what comprises 23% of the visible universe. Science estimates the size of the entire universe to be 251 times the volume of the visible universe. No scientist can prove 0 % of that added volume. Science has no clue what is outside that space. We have a lot to learn about how little science really can prove...just a thought....peace

      May 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
    • Adelina

      Airwx, the photo above alone shows to human souls how nothing our visible, observable universe is.

      May 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • Evolved DNA

      Airwx...what point are you trying to make? That the answer is god for things we don't know yet? religion can prove nothing at all so to criticize science for not having all the answers yet is some what silly.

      May 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
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