Saturday, February 05, 2005

Gunman to the Pope: Get Well in Time for Apocalypse

This must go down in history as one of the most bizarre get-well card, both for its content and its context.

The addressee: Pope John Paul II recovering in a hospital after a serious throat infection.

The sender: Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who is spending the rest of his life in jail for his attempted assassination of the Pope on May 13, 1981.

The message: "Dear Pope John Paul II, I and you suffer for the fulfilment of a divine universal plan ... I thank you for having revealed on May 13, 2000, the third secret of Fatima... Dear Pope, you must now confirm that we are at the end of the world. This is the last generation of humanity on planet Earth. Only like this will God give you health and miraculous strength for the coming years... I embrace you, Karol Wojtyla [the Pope's original Polish name]. I give you my best wishes."

ARE WE NEARING THE END?

Gunman to the Pope: get well in time for Apocalypse

The Australian: Get well soon as end is nigh: Pope's attacker [February 05, 2005]