Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

In 1981, a Turkish man named Mehmet Ali Ağca shot Pope John Paul II four times but didn't kill him. After the Pope recovered, he visited the assassin in prison forgave him. The assassin was pardoned at the Pope's request and 33 years after his crime, he visited Vatican City and laid flowers on the Pope's tomb.

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