Terrorism: Conspiracy to Kill the Pope

Italian authorities declare that Agca had "accomplices "

The shots rang across St. Peter's Square last May, one witness recalled, like "the popping of a string of firecrackers." Pope John Paul II lay grievously wounded, and a right-wing Turkish fanatic, Mehmet Ali Agca, 23, barely escaped being torn to pieces by an angry mob for attempting to kill the Pope. Ever since, Agca has claimed that he acted alone. But right from the start, Italian police and the judges who sentenced him to life imprisonment felt to the contrary, yet were strangely reluctant...

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