I don't think that's too much of an overstatement. The Pope is dying. This man, an acknowledged leader around the world, a man who has led the world's largest Christian religious community for decades, a man who has held the ear of government leaders the world over . . . he is dying. And the world will move on. Is it too much to ask that we stop for just a moment, that the world pause and give thanks to God for what this man has accomplished?