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The Papal Assassination Attempt

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On 13 May 1981 in St Peter’s Square an attempt was made on the life of Pope John Paul II. The assassin, who was quickly apprehended, but not before his bullets hit the pope four times, was one Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk who had escaped from prison in his country.

The pope was wounded in the abdomen, left hand and right arm; “Mary, my mother,” John Paul gasped as he collapsed. Yet, he quickly made full recovery even though a 41-hour operation removed part of his intestine and replaced almost all his blood with transfusions.

The background of the assassination attempt has never been satisfactorily explained. Ali Agca, a lapsed Muslim who had links to a Turkish ultranationalist group, the Gray Wolves, never explained his motives. He suggested that the K.G.B. and Bulgarian intelligence were involved, but later retracted those claims. Investigators founded tantalizing details that seemed to support some of his assertions, but nothing was proved, and three Bulgarians and three Turks arrested in connection to the case were released.

Ali Agca, however, received life imprisonment, and remained in prison until June 2000, when he was officially pardoned. However, he had long been forgiven by the pope, both publicly from his hospital bed, and privately when he went to visit Ali Agca in prison. On that moving occasion, Ali Agca knelt and kissed the Fisherman’s ring in a sign of respect; he did not ask for forgiveness. Instead, he said, “I know I was aiming right. I know that the bullet was a killer, So why aren’t you dead?”

Over the years, John Paul, who was very mystical for a pope, had always asked himself the same question. The fact that the bullets missed vital organs by millimetres confirmed the near messianic sense of his mission on earth. John Paul always maintained that his survival was a miracle, and that he had been spared for some divine purpose.

The assassination had been attempted on the anniversary of the day in 1917 when three shepherd children first allegedly saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, and John Paul II credited the Madonna of Fatima with saving his life. The near fatal bullet was fitted into a jeweled crown worn by her statue. In May 2000, the Vatican revealed that the third part of the vision imparted to the children at Fatima, which was long kept secret, had been an assassination attempt on a pope.

 

 

Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

April 10, 2011 at 7:13 am

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  1. I always wondered what the third part of that vision was. Thanks!

    bridgesburning

    April 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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  4. Nice dramatic ending, but the third secret had nothing to do with an assassination. Even Wikipedia has the basic facts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima#Third_Secret

    So much more could have been said about this photo. Instead we get mythology.

    PaulD

    June 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    • You may think that’s the case. You may not understand God’s ways(!). (They are higher than our ways…i.e. we don’t understand them!!).
      Better to see this truth first…dont
      you think?
      Then, and only then, decide if YOU understand enough to enlighten mankind about the third secret. MAYBE GOD HAS HIS OWN PLAN!!! WOW!!
      GOD is able to explain HIS SECRET when HE is ready! No ???

      Celia

      August 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

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  6. It was the Blessed Virgin Mary, who saved the Pope. The virgin, in whom the pope gasped as soon as he was hit by the bullet. The bullet was put on the crown of the Lady soonafter.

    Noel Orencia

    October 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

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  8. The Lee Harvey Oswald connection; a conspiracy based upon facts that you can look up for yourselves: I saw something on the History channel the other day about the complete story of Lee Harvey Oswald’s last day or week alive regarding his “wedding ring.” This is when he shot President Kennedy.
    There was one thing that stood out. The ring that he left in his old lady’s Russian tea cup. Well, it was his old lady’s mother’s tea cup (who was hooked up with someone from the Russian interior ministry, or something to that effect).
    This ring had the Russian sickle and hammer stamped in it (left behind symbolically by Oswald). The Russian sickle and hammer is the equivalent of the Freemason square and compass.
    The compass represents God’s intelligent design (the compass, measures angles, degrees, and an imperfect circle according to PI as far as I understand it).
    The square represents Man’s architecture, because nature doesn’t build in right angles; as for straight lines, well you could argue that a crystal is a straight line, but built upon natural imperfections. Note: you can gain the proportion of a square from a compass according to Pythagorean’s theorem, because a straight line is 180 degrees, and a right angle is 90 degrees. The “G” is supposedly represents the Great Architect.
    In order to have a proper order of operations, the word God should be above the compass, which is above the square. It is not according to “be your own god,” or “do whatever thou wilt.” This plan is specifically against the Catholic Church.
    Now take the Russian sickle (agriculture, or God’s intelligent design) and hammer (industry, or Man’s industry) and you can see the connection. The reason why there is no “G” is because the governmental ideology of Russia is communist from the beginning; thus, no freemason structure according to the way the United States manifests the Great Architect’s plan in its “free” people.
    The plan is a One World Order with mankind’s enslavement according to the Federal Reserve System here in America. Reportedly, every country in the world is on a One World Order type banking system, with the exception of Iran (Kaddafi was supposedly assassinated because he wanted to back his country’s economy with the country’s own gold). This is what “they” call their manifest destiny; that men are too stupid to run their own world, so they should be enslaved.
    This is the thinking behind the Supreme Court’s ruling (here in America) regarding the R.F.I.D. chip, which is currently in the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), which is a class II transponder system. It is an implantable medical device in the FDA database that is going to contain you records that are life sustaining (your medical records), and your records that are life supporting (your bank records). Note: this is why the A.C.A. was over a thousand pages long; to hide their plan regarding the R.F.I.D. chip, and this is why the current congress is only speaking of repealing Obamacare in part (today is 12/2/2014).
    According to this R.F.I.D. chip (which is literally the “mark of the beast,” because it was first used to mark your pets as your property) it is part of the A.C.A. under the “commerce clause” of the United States Constitution (where the judicial branch does not have substantive powers to legislate; much like Obama and his immigration bull) as a tax. This is manifest destiny thinking!
    This is because the Federal Reserve System is a Ponzi scheme utilized to bankrupt America, where the R.F.I.D. chip is based upon the Hollerith machines of Nazi Germany, and the fact that there is a number on the bottom of your birth certificate that is on the stock market (more manifest destiny thinking). Note: Obama’s stimulus package is a giant step towards bankrupting America due to inflation, where you received a one-time payment of 300 dollars, but your prices at the grocery store tripled permanently (so the State can indoctrinate you children to Obama instead of saying the Pledge of Allegiance to their country by having you work two jobs, with no benefits, for the same food; is this Marxist?). Note: Obamacare is also Obama’s second stimulus package.
    You do know that Obama is a Marxist President in his ideology don’t you? You should, you elected him. Now back to Lee Harvey Oswald. According to sources, the Freemasons infiltrated Russia in 1917.
    Now take this fact with Italics in the 1954 Douay (Catholic) bible (they are not supposed to be there look at the book of Jerimias; I think this book manifests this fact (that they are not supposed to be there, which is due to a lack of purpose). The England version of this Bible uses the word “shew bread” instead of “show bread (which is in the American version of the same year).” Why is Old English (the language) used in a modern Douay Bible?
    Maybe it’s Ed Sullivan: “that a really big shew.” Maybe it’s Khrushchev banging his shoe on a podium before the U.N. stating “America we will bury you.” Maybe it’s the fact that Gorbachev won a Nobel Peace prize for dismantling his country. Maybe it’s the fact that Obama won a Nobel Peace prize for being elected President (for dismantling his country before it even happened; more manifest destiny thinking).
    So, how does this tie in to Lee Harvey Oswald. Well according to the documentary that I saw, he met with the K.G.B. guy in charge of Assassinations back then, the week before he assassinated President Kennedy, where President Kennedy (in a press conference) told the world press to manifest any One World Order corruption. This is what is the Great Architect’s plan is. I am a “gangstaking” victim, but I paid attention to their attacks over the years. I went to college and learned their ways with the basis that “they” are 100 percent anti-God. This is due to their cruel methods; I am a Catholic.
    On one more note: there was a prophecy by Saint Malachy that the “black” Pope would be assassinated with the Russian federation flag flying about the Vatican. Take this and apply this to the movie Stripes. “call me Psycho.” “You call me Francis and I’ll kill you.” I like how Psycho was shooting at that flock of birds with his M-16 don’t you. Maybe this is according to Saint Francis; the Patron Saint of Animals.

    Richard Mata

    December 3, 2014 at 4:44 am


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