Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Pope John Paul II’s Exemplary Spokesman Died July 5, 2017 — Aged 80.
He was, indubitably, quite the person — a physician, academic, journalist and an inspired diplomat.
He was outstanding as John Paul II’s spokesman and did a masterly job handling the pope’s last days, funeral and sede vacante.
His brilliance made highlighted the bumblings of his successor, Federico Lombardi — it was like Obama being succeeded by Donald!
I, as you can see from what I wrote in my “The Next Pope 2011” a great fan of Dr. Navarro-Valls.