Monday, January 11, 2010

Forgiveness, the heart of it all

Above are two pictures of the late Pope John Paul II and his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish Muslim. They were taken on December 27 1983 when the Pope visited Mehmet in his jail cell. During this time, the Pope FORGAVE Mehmet for his deeds and before leaving the cell, the Pope blessed Mehmet and wished him well. Adnan Agca, Mehmet's brother, said the pope has also received relatives of the gunman several times over the past years, meeting Agca's mother, Muzeyyen, in 1987 and Adnan Agca in 1997. The Pope was shot in the stomach in 1981 in St Peter's Square. Did the Catholics embarked on an orgy of burning mosques? You figure it out for yourself. The moment news broke out that the Pope was shot, the world [Catholics] knelt down and prayed for His Holiness' recovery and, Mehmet's salvation.

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