The Vatican: Thickening Plot

Agca's story gets support

In some secret place, where every secret is wrapped in another secret, some political figure of great power took note of this most grave situation [the imposing rise of Solidarity in the summer of 1980]and, mindful of the vital needs of the Eastern bloc, decided it was necessary to kill Pope Wojtyta.

—Official report of the Italian state prosecutor

After Pope John Paul II was shot in St. Peter's Square more than three years ago, Turkish Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca spun for Italian investigators a web of contradictions, phony confessions...

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