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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why Should We Care What Mehmet Ali Agca Thinks?

Seriously. The man who assassinated Pope John Paul II almost 30 years made his first public statement since being released in January: The pope should resign, not be arrested as per some calls reported in the Turkish press. It is all so predictable. Catholic World News has a roundup.

To be sure, there is little good to be found in the latest revelations of scandal, save the fruits of redemptive suffering and the seeds of renewal that can be planted in any trial. But the frenzy of the current meme is obscene in its own way. And its injustice diminishes the suffering of the true victims by virtue of its caricaturization of the Holy Father.

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