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At the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, the personal secretary to Pope John Paul II gave this unprecedented first-person account May 13 of the d...


Dec 21, 2016 ... Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter's Square, a witness on the from the front rows of the security barricades says that the now-canonized Pope offers an example – and a challenge – of forgiveness for children who witness violence.


On May 13th of each year, pilgrims in Rome stop by the spot where Pope John Paul II was shot on this day in 1981. Flowers are often left on the marker which is located near the security entrance for Saint Peter's Basilica. The spot where Pope John Paul II was shot.


Dec 27, 2014 ... Mehmet Ali Agca visited the Pope's tomb 31 years after Pope John Paul II visited him in prison.


It was a little over 30 years ago (May 13, 1981) that Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt that came dangerously close to claiming his life. He was struck with four bullets: two in the lower intestine, one in his left hand and one in his left arm. The wounds were so bad that he lost nearly three quarters of his ...


May 7, 2017 ... It was on that date that Pope John Paul II was shot. Of course, it was the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima, dating back to the first Marian apparition in Fatima on May 13, 1917. John Paul II immediately was struck by the irony of those two dates . “Two thirteenths of May!” he said. He would come to see a direct ...


Dec 27, 2017 ... May 13, 1981 - Pope John Paul II is shot by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in Saint Peter's Square. He is wounded in the abdomen, arm and hand. Two others are wounded as well. Vatican Secretary of State Agostino Cardinal Casaroli takes over as temporary head of the Roman Catholic Church.


During President Trump's speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, he memorialized Pope John Paul II's momentous 1979 visit to the city. ... VATICAN CITY — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


Apr 25, 2017 ... The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, was shot by a Turkish guman as he blessed a crowd of 20000 worshipers in St Peter's Square.