Author: Nirva'ana Ella Delacruz

What it was really like when John Paul II was shot

Twenty thousand people were waiting to see Pope John Paul II when he was shot and gravely injured by Mehmet Ali Ağca 37 years ago. A Catholic journalist from Norway, who was a 20-year old visiting Rome with friends at the time, shares what it was really like in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981, the 64th anniversary of the first apparition of the Lady at Fátima.

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