If anyone has a doubt about how strange China's government and communism is, they need to check out the censorship on the Pope's death.
I don't think you have to be Catholic to appreciate what a good man he was. In an age where almost every single world leader or celebrities have dark secrets, disappoint us or turn out to be awful people in private, here was a man who was really good. He really loved people unconditionally. The way he acted in forgiving his assailant was really inspiring. People just aren't like that very often.