Posts Tagged ‘Mehmet Ali Agca’

Mehmet Ali Agca relieved John Paul II didn’t die. He has new life caring for cats

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The man who shot Pope John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca says he is relieved that his victim did not die. “It was destiny. And it was destiny he survived. I am very glad he didn’t die. “The Pope became like a brother to me. When he died [in 2005] I felt like my brother Read more

Turkish pope-shooter wants to meet Pope Francis

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The man who tried to assassinate  John Paul II wants to meet Pope Francis during the Holy Father’s November 28-30 visit to Turkey. “I had met with a pope before. It is quite normal to meet with him (Pope Francis) as well,” said gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in a written statement. In mentioning his first papal meeting Agca Read more

Vatican dismisses latest claim by would-be assassin

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The Vatican has dismissed a claim by Mehmet Ali Agca that his assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1983 was ordered by the late Iranian Islamic leader Ayatollah Khomeini. In an autobiography, the would-be assassin claims he was trained by Iranian forces and given the mission to kill the Pontiff by the ayatollah Read more