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2005 Apr 3 Su
Margaret Thatcher

Statement on the death of Pope John Paul II ("the moral force behind victory in the Cold War")

Document type: speeches
Document kind: Statement
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Source: Thatcher Archive
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Importance ranking: Major
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Themes: Conservatism, Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Religion & morality
We should remember Pope John Paul II not just as the greatest pope of modern times but also as a valiant fighter for the truth.

His life was a long struggle against the lies employed to excuse evil. By combating the falsehoods of communism and proclaiming the true dignity of the individual, his was the moral force behind victory in the Cold War.

Millions owe him their freedom and self-respect. The whole world is inspired by his example.