The Vatican: The Undiplomatic Bulgarian

A defector points the finger toward Moscow

From the start, the evidence has come in bits and pieces, with each new shred making the mystery only more intriguing. Was the Soviet Union, acting through Bulgaria, behind the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II by Turkish Terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca on that sunny May afternoon in 1981? The latest fragment does not answer that question once and for all, but it tightens the web of circumstantial evidence around the Kremlin. A Bulgarian embassy worker who defected to France in 1981 has told French...

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