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John Paul II died at the age of 84 on April 2, 2005.
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... More>>

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II_assassination_attempt

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 ...

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-who-shot-pope-john-paul-ii-returns-to-the-vatican-to-lay-flowers-9947091.html

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Ali_A%C4%9Fca

Mehmet Ali Ağca is a Turkish assassin and Grey Wolves member who murdered left-wing journalist Abdi İpekçi on 1 February 1979, and later shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on ...

www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0513.html

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 ...

dailysignal.com/2017/05/01/book-cia-found-soviet-role-in-shooting-of-pope

May 1, 2017 ... Pope John Paul II meets with and forgives Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who tried to kill him in 1981, during a 1983 prison visit. (Photo: ...

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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 ...

www.ncregister.com/blog/smcafee/rare-and-shocking-facts-from-the-assassination-attempt-on-john-paul-ii

May 13, 2017 ... The day he was shot was also the anniversary of a day that would ... On May 13, 1981, thirty-six years ago, Pope John Paul II was on the brink ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pope-john-paul-ii-shot

On this day in History, Pope John Paul II shot on May 13, 1981. Learn more about what happened today on History.