There are many reasons people are drawn to Catholicism. Some people are born into the faith, while others embark on a meandering journey which leads to the Church. Some, as in the case of Timo Aytac Guzelmansure, a Turkish national and former Muslim whose conversion story is shared here, are inspired by Catholics they have encountered in their life.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis embarked on a 6-day visit to Chile and Peru. At the start of his visit, which has been his most challenging trip to date, Pope Francis surprised many by immediately and unabashedly addressing the Church’s ongoing sexual abuse scandal.