Washington D.C., Jan 2, 2023 / 11:00 am
In the days after news spread that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was nearing the end of his life, a number of Catholic converts shared that they came to faith through the writing and teachings of the late pope.
Sohrab Ahmari, a founder and editor of Compact, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that his conversion from Islam to Catholicism was “in large part inspired by Benedict’s writings.”
In an interview with EWTN, Ahmari said that Benedict was the person most responsible for his conversion:
"Pope Benedict's writings mean a great deal to me as a convert to the faith. I wrote in my memoir more than any one human person, #PopeBenedict is to one whom I owe my soul.." @SohrabAhmari @compactmag_ on #PopeEmeritusBenedictXVI and his legacy 🙏 https://t.co/Y7hxRTw4Xp— Tracy Sabol (@TracySabolDC) December 29, 2022