That was the vote in the Polish lower house in favor of making October 16 a holiday in honor of Pope John Paul II.

The annual holiday will be dedicated to remembering and studying John Paul's teachings, but it won't be a government holiday. Banks, schools and government offices will stay open.

OK, so it won't quite be a national holiday, but really, isn't that remarkable both for the beauty of the gesture and for the sad fact that a similar gesture for an [incredibly hypothetical] American pope would never fly?

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