File photo of U.S. President George Bush with Pope John Paul II during an audience at the Vatican.
File photo of U.S. President George Bush applauds Pope John Paul II after a welcoming ceremony prior to their audience at the Vatican, on November 8, 1991. Pope John Paul II, the Pole who headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and played a key role in the fall of communism in Europe, died on Saturday evening, the Vatican announced. He was 84. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/FILE ME/GN