Thursday, January 24, 2008

When Pope John Paul II was shot...

All of Rome was touched in 2005, just after Pope John Paul II passed away, when Pope Benedict gave the nod to have this polished marble slab placed over the spot in St. Peter's Square where Pope John Paul II was shot on May 13, 1981.
For over twenty years there had simply been a red cobblestone marking the location of the attempted assasination. The next time you find yourself in Rome, look for this site, near to the Bronze Door of the Apostolic Palace.

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