Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot the pope in 1981 is said to be in mourning
for "his spiritual brother", John Paul II.
He wants to attend the funeral:
Agca's lawyer Mustafa Demirag said he would put the request to prosecutors Tuesday but admitted there was little chance Turkey would allow a maximum-security prisoner to attend the funeral of a man whom he had shot.
"We don't have much hope," Demirag said.
In a written statement in Italian faxed to The Associated Press through his lawyers, Agca repeated his claim that he was the messiah and that he was writing "the true perfect bible." He signed off the letter: "Mehmet Ali Agca, the messiah servant." The wording of the letter suggested once more that Agca may be unstable.
Hey Agca, the pope may have lived longer if you hadn't seriously undermined his health by shooting him. The pope, like Ronald Reagan, lost a step after being shot. Neither man was quite the same afterwards.
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