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By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican marked the 25th anniversary of the near-fatal assassination attempt on Pope John Paul on Saturday, holding a mass to commemorate one of the most notorious and mysterious crimes of the last century.
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Leaders of the former Soviet Union were behind the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981, an Italian parliamentary investigative commission said in a report.
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court's decision to return the man who shot Pope John Paul II to prison shows that the Turkish legal system works and is able to correct its errors, Turkey's justice minister said on Saturday.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, must return to jail after Turkey's Supreme Court said on Friday it had overturned a decision to release him.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981, was released from a Turkish jail on Thursday escorted by police. Turkish media said he was being taken to a military recruitment center for medical checks prior to doing his compulsory military service.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981, will be freed from prison this month, the Anatolian state news agency said on Sunday.
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