NEWS STORY: Italian President Pardons Pope’s Attempted Assassin

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c. 2000 Religion News Service ROME _ Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi granted a pardon Tuesday (June 13) to Mehmet Ali Agca, the right-wing Turkish terrorist who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square 19 years ago. Minister of Justice Piero Fassino, who had recommended the pardon,immediately signed an order […]

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