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POPE JOHN PAUL II

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1013: tabled on 04 April 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its sadness at the death of the Vicar of Christ, Pope John Paul II; offers its condolences to the Catholic people of the United Kingdom and beyond, particularly to the people of Poland; pays tribute to Pope John Paul II's immense and unique contribution to peace and justice in our world and his emphasis on the dignity and worth of every individual from conception to the grave; commends his witness in living a life of faith, dignity and courage when facing the evils of Naziism, communism and materialistic capitalism; recalls his determination to champion the weak and to remind the strong of their moral responsibility to the dispossessed; further recalls his support for the Solidarity movement in Poland and his par t in toppling communism in Eastern Europe; further recalls his reaching out to other faiths, particularly his gathering of all faith leaders in Assisi in 1987 to focus on what unites rather than what divides people of faith, and especially recalls his work towards reconciliation among the children of Abraham, culminating in his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2000; concurs with the words of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor that Pope John Paul II turned the papacy into a moral voice not just for Christians, but for all people of goodwill across the world; further recalls with pride that in the Millennium year he proclaimed the former Speaker of this House, Thomas More, the Patron Saint of Politicians; and trusts that he may rest in peace.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Worthing West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Stockton North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Easington
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ribble Valley
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Wycombe
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Somerton and Frome
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2005
Hitchin and Harpenden
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Glasgow, Shettleston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Knowsley South
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
St Albans
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Hyndburn
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2005
Uxbridge
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Colchester
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ceredigion
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.