File photo of Pope John Paul II receiving an indigenous headdress during a trip to Brazil.
File photo showing a Brazilian indian placing an elaborate feather headdress on Pope John Paul II during a mass in Cuiaba, central Brazil, during his visit there on October 16, 1991. Pope John Paul II, the Pole who headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and played a key role in the fall of communism in Europe, died on Saturday evening, the Vatican announced. He was 84. REUTERS/Luciano Mellace/FILE ME/GN