John Paul second was not just friends. Some progressive Catholics do not forgive him if any section with a firm hand of the Church, arguing that the future was not blessed equally intransigent priests accused of sexual abuse and the church that covered up.
The election of Karol Wojtyla in 1978, with only 58 years, raised hopes on liberal media: Could a modern and youthful pope open to the ideas of the cultural revolution of the 60's?
The answer came quickly. While opposed to traditional old-fashioned hand turned out to be a pontiff to "cultural relativism", a staunch supporter of the doctrine of the Church against the so-called "deviations" of Vatican II.
To many experts, having lived under the oppression of the communist regime in Poland made him an anti-Communist, who feared the influence of Marxism in the Church was steeped in conservative values of Church Slavonic.
The first cold shower that fell on liberals was swift.
In January 1979, just months after his election, during the conference of Latin American bishops in Puebla (Mexico), Juan Pablo II clearly disapproved of "liberation theology", the bishops condemned "red" and their base communities , while recognizing the need for greater social justice throughout the Americas.
This stance sparked a veritable battalion of critics, who reproached him for his good relationship with dictators like Chile's Augusto_Pinochet.
Likewise, we have isolated ragging within the Church Salvadoran Bishop Oscar Romero, murdered by paramilitaries in 1980.
"They have a better relationship with the governments of their countries" and rebuked the Pope in 1979, when most Latin American countries were being ruled by military dictatorships or regimes right.
Unhappy theologians who sought a church reform and greater openness in the field of sexuality and proclaimed the need for chastity and fidelity to fight AIDS in Africa, rejecting the use of condoms as a preventive measure to the million victims who claimed the terrible disease.
Faced with this attitude forged new movements as "We Are Church, which advocated marriage for priests and the ordination of women.
The beatification process began after his death in 2005 also generated protests from various French theologians, who denounced "the fierce opposition to review the sexual ethics rules", branded as "limited, contradictory and unsustainable."
Also reported the expansion of concubinage among the clergy and the "refusal to open a thorough debate on the status of women in the Church."
Another criticism against the beatification comes the ultraconservative movement Lefebvrist Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, which they consider a "tsunami" against faith consecration as Blessed John Paul Second.
For them its openness to other religions, meetings with leaders of other monotheistic religions and modern rhythms sung masses, devastated the principles of the Church.
But the strongest criticism and recent is not known or wanted to get away from the Church to the priests accused and even convicted of pedophilia.
To his detractors did not take sufficient steps, clear and firm, in 2000 when the scandal broke in America.
"He trusted others and then not watching. I was so focused on the message I wanted to convey that was not always able to optimally guide the Church," says the Vatican Marco Tosatti.
The failure sanctioned church accused of pedophilia, as the Austrian Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, and the influential Mexican religious Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, are among the largest moon of his pontificate.
Maciel, who led a double life, had several children and was convicted of molesting young people, was received - thanks to its good relations with important leaders of the Vatican - in 2004 by the pontiff.
"As the Legionaries of Christ had the capacity to mobilize to 80 seminarians obedient and docile to be sorted, ended up only applaud," says a source from the Church.
He feared that the accusations were slanderous, says the same source, recalling that Karol Wojtyla was personally a victim of the systems used by the Polish Communist regime to denigrate the Church and its members.