Bush tells Americans to obey the Pope
President Bush on Wednesday called Pope John Paul II "truly one of the great men" and urged Americans to put his teachings into practice.
The president welcomed about 60 Catholic leaders to the East Room of the White House on the eve of yesterday's dedication of the multimillion dollar Pope John Paul II Cultural Centre.
The Centre is intended as part museum, part think tank and part inspirational gathering place at Catholic University in Washington.
Bush, who was planning to attend the ceremony, said in brief remarks that the best way to pay tribute to the pope, "truly one of the great men, is to listen to his teaching and put his teaching to action in America."