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13/05/1981 Pope John Paul II is shot in St. Peter's Square

Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Ağca while entering St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Ağca was apprehended immediately and later sentenced to life in prison by an Italian court. The Pope later forgave Ağca for the assassination attempt. Ağca was deported to Turkey in June 2000.