Man Of The Year: Others Who Stood in the Spotlight

The Winning Ways of John Paul, Superstar

Just back from the last of his international journeys in 1979, the Pope strode to the window of his Vatican apartment and addressed the waiting crowd in the chill night air of St. Peter's Square. "As Jean-Paul Sartre says, 'You have to know when to stay home,' " John Paul II told the throng, his face creasing with the luminous smile that has become his trademark. "We have earned a good rest, both you and I."

So he had. For John Paul, a vigorous 59, his first full year...

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