Karol Wojtyla was elected pope on 16 October 1978, becoming the Catholic Church's first non-Italian pontiff in over 450 years. He took the name John Paul II as a nod to his predecessor, John Paul I, whose term lasted only one month. John Paul II beca...
The first attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II took place on Wednesday,
13 May 1981, in St. Peter's Square at Vatican City. The Pope was shot and ...
Sep 30, 2015 ... On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was crossing St. Peter's Square in Vatican
City when an attempt was made on his life. Mehmet Ali Ağca ...
Dec 28, 2014 ... Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in
1981, returned to the Vatican on Saturday to lay white flowers at ...
On this day in History, Pope John Paul II shot on May 13, 1981. Learn more about
what happened today on History.
Sep 21, 2015 ... Pope John Paul II had been shot. The shooter, Mehmet Ali Agca, was
immediately seized at the scene as he attempted to flee the square.
ROME, Thursday, May 14 -- Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded
yesterday as he was standing in an open car moving slowly among more than ...
May 7, 2016 ... VATICAN CITY — Thirty-five years ago, on May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was
shot as he made his way through St. Peter's Square in the ...
Dec 28, 2014 ... Ağca, 23 at the time, shot Pope John Paul II twice at close range while the pope
was travelling in an open car through St. Peter's Square in the ...