Unusual moments in papal history

POSTED: 09:56 AM PST Feb 11, 2013    UPDATED: 12:11 PM PDT Apr 25, 2014 

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.

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Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) -- As he entered St. Peter's Square to address an audience on May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and critically wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca, a member of the militant fascist group Grey Wolves. He survived that and a second assassination attempt in May 1982.


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