The Pope and the Assassin: The Act of Mercy and Forgiveness

John Paul II showed what mercy was not only to the man who tried to kill him but to the world

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On May 13th, 1981, Pope John Paul II waved from a white Fiat Campagnola (the popemobile) as it drove through St. Peter’s Square. The crowd reached out to him. Mehmet Ali Agca, an escaped Turkish murderer…




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Michael Snellen

Michael Snellen

I write audaciously about everything under the sun. Founder of Catholicism for the Modern World.

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