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JP II, We Love You - Pope John Paul II forgives his would-be assassin

Cheridan Sanders

April 4, 2014
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JOHN PAUL II VISITS ASSAILANT AGCA IN PRISON IN 1983Pope John Paul II visits with Mehmet Ali Agca in a Rome prison Dec. 27, 1983. Their meeting came two years after Agca was arrested for shooting the pontiff in St. Peter's Square. The pope publicly forgave his assailant. In 2000, Italy pardoned Agca and returned him to his homeland, Turkey. (CNS file photo by Arturo Mari)