|Andy Griffith, iconic widowed father|
in the popular fiction TV series, The Andy Griffith Show
from the 60s
is 4 Degrees from
Pope John Paul II
|Third degree, Don Knotts starred with Andy in the show|
|Ron Howard directed "Apollo 13", the movie story about the near-failed|
mission to the moon.
|Pope Paul VI lead prayers for the Apollo 13 crew when they were in crisis.|
He also met President Kennedy, who also received the astronauts after
their safe landing back on earth.