Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mehmet Ali Agca is the chap who put a bullet into Pope John Paul II. Agca is due to be released from a Turkish prison in January. Now here is the fascinating information. Agca has relayed publicly that he wishes to convert to Christianity and be Baptized at the Vatican. Also he wishes an audience with Pope Benedict XVI and a visit to the grave of Pope John Paul II.
Here is the thing. I actually admire would be assassin Agca. After spending a quarter century of his life in prison he has publicly proclaimed that he wishes to apostatize from Mohammedanism and convert to Christianity. Currently residing in a Muslim Turkish prison could cause would be assassin to be assassinated for turning from Mohammedanism to Christianity.
JRH 5/14/09 (Hat Tip: A New Dark Age Is Dawning)
Pope gunman wants to convert to Christianity
May 13, 2009
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The gunman who shot Pope John Paul II says he would like to convert to Christianity at a baptism ceremony at the Vatican after his release from prison in January.
In comments relayed by his lawyer on Wednesday, Mehmet Ali Agca also says he wants to visit the grave of Pope John Paul II, meet with Pope Benedict XVI and produce a television documentary on the Vatican.
Agca shot and seriously wounded John Paul on May 13, 1981. The late pope met with Agca in an Italian prison in 1983 and forgave him for the shooting.
Agca served 19 years in an Italian prison for the attack and is currently serving a prison term in Turkey for killing journalist Abdi Ipekci.
He is due to be released from Sincan Prison, near Ankara, on Jan. 18, 2010.
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