A Pope Story: How One Person Brought Down The Berlin Wall

On 13 May 1981, my father, Eugene England, was standing directly in front of the Pope when the Pope was shot. Moved by the powerful example John Paul II was to the Polish people, Dad chose to do something to support the nonviolent resistance of the Solidarity movement in Poland. This paper chronicles this event, those that followed, and how one person makes a difference even when everyone else says it’s impossible.

Jody England Hansen, Mary Lythgoe Bradford