Bloody Memorial

In honor of the impending release of Mehmet Ali Agca, here is an image to contemplate.

In the Piazza of St. Peter there is a single porphyry cobble stone among the many thousands of black basalt. It marks the spot where the Pope bled when Agca shot him.

Porphyry Stone in St. Peter's Square

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One Response to Bloody Memorial

  1. Tim Ferguson says:

    One wonders if, now released, Mr. Mehmet will be making a trip to Rome – or if
    he would be allowed to. Sadly, while I’m all for forgiveness,
    I think this particular murderer’s brain is quite addled and being locked up
    for the rest of his life is not only just, but an act of kindness.
    I don’t suspect he will fare well on the outside.