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Agca Says He Is Now A Catholic [Made Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II]
CathNews ^ | April 30, 2009

Posted on 03/30/2013 10:46:48 PM PDT by Steelfish

Agca Says He Is Now A Catholic Published: April 30, 2009

In a letter written from a Turkish prison, Mehmet Ali Agca, author of the failed attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981, claims to have renounced Islam and embraced the Catholic faith.

Italian weekly Diva e people donna published the letter, French journal

"I am looking for an Italian woman, who wants to correspond with me. Obviously (I hope) she is Catholic because from May 13 2007, I decided to renounce the Muslim faith and becoming a member of the Roman Catholic Church," Agca writes.

"I have decided to return peacefully to the (St Peter's) square and to testify to the world of my conversion to Catholicism," he says in the letter written in Italian.

"Just for a day, I would wish to return to Rome to pray at the tomb of John Paul II to express my filial appreciation for his forgiveness," he adds.

(Excerpt) Read more at cathnews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: agca

1 posted on 03/30/2013 10:46:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I wonder which priest helped him? In the U.S., at least, they would have told him the best thing he can do for the Catholic Church was be the best Muslim he could be.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 10:55:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Steelfish

Wish I could pull up Dennis Miller from SNL doing weekend update when JPII met with him


3 posted on 03/30/2013 11:10:54 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nickcarraway

John Paul and he met in 1983 and they did exchange correspondences over the years. The Pope also met with members of his family as well.


4 posted on 03/30/2013 11:12:36 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Steelfish
Agca is nuts and at the time this article you've posted was written in 2009 had yet to become a Catholic.

"I am the Christ eternal," the statement said. "The gospel is full of mistakes, I will write the perfect gospel."

Man who shot Pope John Paul II to be released, wants to be baptised by Pope Benedict

5 posted on 03/30/2013 11:13:00 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Steelfish

WOW!


6 posted on 03/30/2013 11:42:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish

Mehmet Ali Agca’s a dead man for apostasy. It’s only a matter of time until someone gets to him.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 5:50:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Steelfish

cannot read this thread without reading this one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3002576/posts


8 posted on 03/31/2013 8:40:01 AM PDT by Wuli
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