I had the great privilege of seeing the Holy Father at the Wednesday General Audience in Rome in January, l984. When he came down the asile, I was about 3 or 4 feet away from him and I stood on my chair to get a good picture of him with my camera.
I felt I was in the presence of holiness. He is the only Pope I really knew and the only Pope I have ever seen in person. I will never forget him. He has made a lasting impression on me.
I thank God so very much for him.
I love you, Holy Father, and miss you.