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|December 27, 1983 - Pope John Paul II meets with Ali Agca, who attempted
to assassinate him on May 13, 1981. Agca shot the Pope four times.
|"I tell you all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. When you stand to
pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you
"Dearest brothers and sisters I know that in these days and especially in this time of the 'Regina Coeli' you are
united with me. I thank you deeply for your prayers and I bless you all. I am particularly close to the two people
who were wounded together with me. I also pray for my brother who shot me, whom I have sincerely forgiven.
United to Christ, priest and victim, I offer my suffering for the church and for the world."
Pope John Paul II Audience on 'Regina Coeli'
5th Sunday of Easter, May 17, 1981