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Comment #4951088 by Andrew Rabel

Andrew Rabel Apr 6th 2016, 3:12 AM #

Fatima, which hardly ever gets in the news, was twice connected with major stories, that month of May, 1981. Because a few days after the hijacking, Pope John Paul II was shot by Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca in St Peter’s Square, on 13 May 1981. This was the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, commemorating the first of six apparitions by the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1917 to three children in the Portuguese village. John Paul always believed his life was spared on that day, due to the prayers of Mary. As he put it “One hand fired the bullet, another hand guided it”. The late pope was struck by three bullets, (two hit his index finger and right arm), but one missed his central aorta by millimetres.

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The bizarre hijacking involving an Irish plane, an Irish minister and the Third Secret of Fatima

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