Posts Tagged ‘Convert’


May 15, 2009

popeagcaLife takes strange turns. Its unpredictable. Life is glorious. We all know it. Here is one more example.

The gunman who shot Pope John Paul II says he would like to convert to Christianity at a baptism ceremony after his release from prison in January, 2010. He is so remorseful of his actions that he wants to visit the grave of the man whom he tried to kill.

Mehmet Ali Agca shot and seriously wounded John Paul on May 13, 1981. The late pope met with Agca in a prison in 1983 and forgave him for the shooting.

Agca is currently serving a prison term in Turkey and is due to be released on January 18, 2010.

The man was converted by Pope John Paul II, when he met him. I distinctly remember the picture splashed by the newspapers in 1983, Agca meeting the Pope, repentant, as if he is in a confessional. It does not take a lot to turn away from the bad ways in life.


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