Pope Paul VI places the red berretta on Karol Wojtyla the day he was nominated as cardinal at the Vatican in this June 26, 1967 file photo. Karol Wojtyla later became Pope John Paul II. Roman Catholics around the world waited and prayed as Pope John Paul slid toward death on Saturday, after a 26-year reign that helped undermine Soviet communism and vigorously upheld long-standing Vatican doctrines. REUTERS/Vatican/File