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The Boston Globe read more of Pope John Paul II's obituary Unity and hope - A pope's concerted effort to reach out to other faiths The global pilgrim - John Paul II visited virtually every part of the world Letter and spirit - The pope was outspoken on the issues of his era Doctrine and dissent - He elicited strong responses, not all of them harmonious View a photo gallery of the pope's trip to Boston Read more about the pope's 1979 visit to Boston View a photo gallery of the pope's trip to Boston Read more of this essay Photo gallery of the pope's early years Photo gallery of the pope's early years A retrospective of the pope's travels A retrospective of the pope's travels Timeline A childhood in Poland From priest to cardinal The early years as pope The ''threshold of hope'' Celebrating the jubilee The new millenium