• Fatima has a history with papal assassination attempts

    Fatima has a history with papal assassination attempts

    • May 12, 2017

    While the Fatima shrine in Portugal is primarily about the Blessed Virgin Mary and her appearances to three shepherd children, it also has a history with papal assassination attempts, including two attacks on St. John Paul II in 1981 and 1982.

  • Would-be papal assassin says he wants to be a priest

    Would-be papal assassin says he wants to be a priest

    • Jul 12, 2016

    In the latest in a series of erratic and conflicting statements by the man who shot St. John Paul II in 1981, Mehmet Alì Ağca now says he’ll become a Catholic priest if Pope Francis welcomes him, and he wants to travel with the pope to Fatima in 2017 to pray with him to the Madonna.