Freed Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II is allowed to visit Pontiff’s grave as he proclaims: ‘I am a messenger from God’

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 19th January 2010

The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II will be allowed to pray at his tomb, Vatican officials said after the hitman was released from jail on Monday.

Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, was convicted of the attempted assassination of the late Pontiff in St Peter’s Square in May 1981, firing four bullets into him before being arrested.

Read more: Daily Mail


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