If you could visit Pope John Paul II in the hospital right now, what would you like to say to him?
We set out for Central Park on a slushy afternoon to ask people in New York City what message they would send to the ailing Pope if they had the opportunity. Many international tourists–in town to visit “The Gates” in Central Park–enthusiastically agreed to speak to us. Not so eager to answer, however, were the many Americans we approached. One of them even laughed and said “I’m not touching that one.”