Pope Paul II when he was shot - 1981
Attempted assassination of Pope Paul II
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was crossing St. Peter’s
Square in Vatican City when an attempt was made on his life.
Mehmet Ali Ağca, who had escaped from a Turkish prison after
receiving a life sentence for murdering a journalist, fired four
shots with a 9-millimeter pistol. Two struck the pope in his
lower intestine, one in his right arm and one in his left index
finger. Two bystanders were also wounded.
Ağca’s accomplice, Oral Çelik, was supposed to set off a
diversionary explosion to cover his escape, but lost his nerve
and fled. Ağca was tackled and arrested while the pope was
rushed to the hospital.
Mehmet Ali Ağca raises his pistol and begins firing.
Pope John Paul II in agony after being shot.
The Pope is aided by his attendants.
The pope is rushed to the hospital immediately after being shot.
A nun in St. Peter's Square prays for the pope's recovery.
The Pope recuperates in the hospital six days after the shooting.
Mehmet Ali Agca
surrounded by Italian
policemen in Rome, a
few minutes after he
attempted to kill Pope
John Paul II during a
public audience at
Saint-Peter's Square in
May 14, 1981- Ağca is arraigned in court for the assassination attempt.
The weapon which was used by Ağca in the assassination attempt.
Dec. 28, 1983 - The Pope visits Ağca in prison.