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Pope John Paul II wounded in 1982

October 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Roman Catholic cardinal is saying there was a second assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, one day short of the anniversary of the attempt of his life in St. Peter's Square.The attacker was a former Spanish priest.

Back in 1982, Pope John Paul was at Fatima Shrine, Portugal when a right wing Spanish ex-priest from Madrid wounded the pontiff.

The pope's personal secretary, a cardinal, says the wound was not life threatening, but there was blood.

The attacker, Juan Fernandez Krohn spent time in a Portugese prison.

 

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