Senator Harry Reid released the following statement:
Pope John Paul II was a man of amazing strength and courage, and his voice on behalf of peace and the world’s poor and oppressed will be dearly missed.
He was not only a spiritual leader for the world’s Catholics, but a role model for people of all faiths. Throughout his life, the Pope showed strength in the face of adversity. As the world mourns his loss, may we find inspiration in the way he lived his life and the work that he accomplished.