Someone who posted a comment reminded me about the famous line from James Joyce, "Here comes everybody!" A wonderful older priest who used to celebrate Mass at our convent would often quote that line in relation to the Church. Seeing the pictures from Rome, with millions of people from all over the world crowding in to see the Pope's body, is a vivid reminder of how catholic--universal--the Church really is. Everybody is welcome in the Church, sinners and saints alike. Pope John Paul lived that message through the kindness he showed to each and every person, because he saw in all of them the image of God and of Christ.
Here comes the Church--here comes everybody!