Press: The Pope's Been Shot!

The lesson learned from the Reagan shooting: caution

"The Pope has apparently been shot. We don't know what his condition is. It was just at the beginning of the general audience in St. Peter's Square ... The Pope was seen to waver, to fall back into the arms of his secretary after four, or five, or six shots were fired."

Broadcast over some 1,700 ABC radio stations at 11:30:24 a.m. (E.D.T.) last Wednesday, that first word in the U.S. of the assassination attempt struck like a hammer. Once again, routines of everyday life were...

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