More from TNR: Gregg Easterbrook has a nice, if awkwardly premature, obituary for Pope John Paul II. I’ve always liked JP2, and the article contains some interesting facts about his life, including this:
in 1920, Wojtyla was a university student when the Nazis invaded
Poland; he joined an underground movement that kept learning alive
during the Nazi darkness by holding university classes in secret and
sometimes performed as an actor in plays staged in secret.