- We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.
speech in Harlem, New York, 2 October 1979
- It would be simplistic to say that Divine Providence caused the fall of communism. It fell by itself as a consequence of its own mistakes and abuses. It fell by itself because of its own inherent weaknesses.
when asked if the fall of the USSR could be ascribed to God
Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of our Time (1996)
- Let me go to the house of the Father.
in Independent 19 September 2005