Pope John Paul II assailant now wants to be a priest

In an interview with Italian TV channel Canale 5, Mehmet Ağca says he wants to travel with the Pope to Fatima in 2017 to pray with him to the Madonna.

Ağca, 58, served 19 years in an Italian prison for the shooting before he was pardoned in the jubilee year of 2000 at the Pontiff’s request. He was deported to Turkey, where he spent an additional decade behind bars until 2010.

The would be assassin was forgiven by Pope John Paul before his death — the two met privately and had a to date undisclosed converastion about a number of topics.. Agca also has been known to have written desperate letters to Pope John Paul II before his death illuminating to an ‘end times’ progression..

In this matter, he now is appealing to Pope Francis in the hopes he will be able to become a man of the cloth — a cloth he once stained with blood in the last century..