Friday, March 03, 2006
Rome, Mar. 02 (CWNews.com) - An Italian government investigation has concluded that leaders of the Soviet Union ordered the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II (bio - news) in May 1981.
A report prepared for the Italian parliament, due for presentation later in March, was released in Rome on March 2 by Paolo Guzzanti, the president of the investigating committee. The report concludes that Soviet leaders were "beyond any reasonable doubt" the force behind the assassination attempt.
I find that quite strange, I guess it never really occurred to me. However I guess their fears were justified based on the fall of Communism, in part due to the Holy Father.