20 NOVEMBER 1999, Page 41

Sinners list

From Mr Graham Fisher Sir: Paul Johnson's provocative list of the century's greatest leaders (And another thing, 13 November) seems to accept a degree of ends-justifying-means (Franco, Pinochet, perhaps Truman and Lee) that is surely unacceptable theologically to his concluding choice, Pope John Paul II? Graham Fisher 17 Ainsdale Close, Bromborough, Wirral