ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II says Pope Benedict XVI should resign over the Catholic Church's handling of clerical sex abuse cases.The article also mentions "There are questions about Agca's mental health."
Mehmet Ali Agca, who emerged from prison in January nearly 29 years after wounding Pope John Paul II in Rome, has declared himself a messenger from God.
Agca told journalists in Istanbul on Monday that "I want the pope to resign not arrested," as he waved a Turkish newspaper reporting calls for the arrest of the pope. The press conference marked his first public comments since his release.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
We now interrupt you for this breaking news of the most fundamental importance from the Associated Press, in what might very well be the culmination of the media's campaign against the Pope: