Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pope John Paul II shot (1981)

Daily Mirror dated Thursday May 14th 1981
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Polish born Pope John Paul II was shot and badly wounded as he entered St Peter's Square in the Vatican by a Turkish gunman, Mehmet Ali Ağca, who was immediately captured. The Pope recovered after major surgery and went on to survive another assassination attempt in 1982. The gunman was given a life sentence, but pardoned in 2000 and extradited to Turkey where he was arrested for an earlier murder and given 10 years and released in 2010.

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