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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Soviet Union Tried To Assassinate Pope

Agca: KGB Asked me to Shoot the Pope

Letters written by Mehmet Ali Agca, who was convicted for attempting to assassinate Pope Jean Paul II and for the murder Turkish journalist-writer Abdi Ipekci, are one by one coming to light.

Agca, in a letter dated 26 January 2001, claimed the Russian Intelligence Service (KGB) ordered him to shoot the Pope.

He also wrote to Italian journalist Sabina Castelfranco about his contacts with KGB member Soviet General Vlademir Kuzinski...

read full story here

The truth is starting to come out now. The old Soviet Union (birthplace of communism) ordered the assassination of Pope John Paul II back in 1981. What is starting to unfold on history's pages; faithful Catholics have known for decades. The prophecies of Fatima foretold them in 1917, and the Vatican confirmed them in 2000. (read Vatican confirmation of Fatima prophecies here) The massage of Fatima was clear. Communism was a great scourge set upon the earth, and the children of Fatima warned us to repent and pray. Failure to do so would allow communism to spread throughout the world, and ultimately result in the assassination of the pope. From the way history unfolded, it would appear we can conclude Catholics did repent and pray, but just barely enough. Communism did spread it's evil to the farthest reaches of the globe, and the pope barely escaped that assassination attempt with his life. Yes, the Church repented and prayed, but just barely enough to change the course of history. Because of this, Pope John Paul II led the crusade against communism in Poland, and the Soviet failure there led to a domino effect that ultimately resulted in the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union itself.

What is the lesson we can take from Fatima. I believe the lesson is simply to repent and pray for the conversion of the world. I believe it's universal meaning applies just as much to the current struggles we now face with radical Islam. The message of Pope John Paul to the world was "Do not be afraid." In Christ we have nothing to fear, and John Paul demonstrated that in his own life, not just his words alone. He stood up to the communists, as a man of peace, insisting on the rights of the people. He was fearless in his vigilance against the injustices of communism. We must be the same way in our current struggles against radical Islam abroad and the tyranny of relativism here at home. Be not afraid. The message of Fatima has shown us the way through our modern times.