Note how the media are mesmerised by John Paul Superstar in the early years but the mood changes in the mid-eighties and John Paul becomes an out-of-touch conservative.
But by 1994 John Paul is Man of the Year and there is a realisation that the pensioner with white socks might have something useful to say after all.
The Jubilee pilgrimage of the Year 2000 catches the imagination of the media but is a prelude to the Long Lent of 2002.........and finally the unforgettable days of April 2005.....
October 1978 - Habemus Papam
June 1979 - First Visit to Poland
October 1979 - The Pope comes to America
May 1981- Assassination Attempt