Friday, May 13, 2016

More Friday the 13th Church Stuff

Yesterday, we discussed a little about why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky by some. My takeaway is that it specifically has to do with the ascendancy of the "Antipope" on Thursday the 12th, but it is also interesting to note that it was on this day in 1981 that Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Petersburg Square.

It seems certain that the would-be assassin knew his Catholic History and planned the attempt to accord with the dates, but the [Roman-]Catholic Church has made its share of enemies throughout the centuries, so it cannot be certain that he acted alone.

Years later, the Catholic Church would find itself in yet another bad position as it faced numerous claims of child molestation and abuse from across the world. While this has little to nothing to do with Friday the 13th, it may have factored into the attempted assassination.

© The Weirding, 2016

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