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Man who tried to kill John Paul II released after serving separate sentence.

The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 returned to prison after an appeals court ruled that he should serve more time for the killing of a Turkish journalist and other crimes.

Mehmet Ali Agca, the man who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981, has been released from a Turkish prison.
The Turkish assailant who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 will be released from prison this week and now wants to work towards world peace.

The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 will be released on parole, his lawyer says.

The lawyer for Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II, has requested permission for his client to leave prison to attend the

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