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Would-be assassin Agca requests Fatima meeting with Pope Benedict

April 22, 2010

Mehmet Ali Agca, who wounded Pope John Paul II in a 1981 assassination attempt, has requested a meeting with Pope Benedict when he travels to Fatima next month. Agca’s assassination attempt took place on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and Pope John Paul later placed a bullet fragment in Our Lady of Fatima’s crown during an apostolic journey there.

“Such an encounter is not on the schedule,” commented Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office.


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