The Papacy: Once Again, with Horror

A year after the attack on the Pope, another assassin tries

The man came out of the evening shadows, amid pilgrims' candles and prayers, dressed in clerical garb and brandishing a 16-in. bayonet. Just as Pope John Paul II mounted the steps of the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, carrying his own candle toward an altar outside the shrine, the black-clad figure lunged toward him. An alert Portuguese security guard swiftly wrestled the attacker into custody, but not before the man had come within a scant 3 ft. of John Paul. The Pope, indeed, was jostled as...

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