April 05, 2005 12:19 AM
We must go below the marble floor, with its generations of footsteps, and drill through the rock to find the man trampled by hooves of sheep. They knew not whom they trampled – a passing man ? the Man who never will pass ? The crypt speaks: I am bound to the world and besieged; the world is an army of exhausted soldiers who will not pull back.
– The Crypt , by Karol Wojtyla. elected in 1978 as : Pope John Paul II