Pape Jean Paul II
whiskeypapist: On May 13 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Turkish gunman gravely wounded the Pope, but John Paul II survived. Pope John Paul II attributed his survival to the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima, as he had been shot on her feast day. … He publicly forgave his would-be assassin, and in 1983 visited Agca in prison where the two shared a private conversation.