Very nice. In a lot of ways, your approach reminds me of the way people commonly portray Pope John Paul II. In fact, I even wonder if Opaka was inspired by him (he was still Pope at the time). It evokes something like this.
Hah...Roosevelt can't hold a candle to John Paul II.
I don't agree with the Catholic Church. But there was something about John Paul II that commanded a lot of personal respect. It's very easy for me to see--even though my church does not canonize saints--why there was an immediate move to begin the canonization process for him.