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Thursday, March 2, 2006

Soviet Union 'ordered Pope shooting'

LEADERS of the former Soviet Union were behind the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981, an Italian parliamentary investigative commission says in a report.

A final draft of the report, which is due to be presented to Parliament later this month, was made available by the commission president, Senator Paolo Guzzanti.

"This commission believes, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the leadership of the Soviet Union took the initiative to eliminate Pope John Paul," the report said.

"They relayed this decision to the military secret services for them to take on all necessary operations to commit a crime of unique gravity, without parallel in modern times."

A 30-page chapter on the assassination attempt was included in a wider report by the parliamentary Mitrokhin Commission, which probed the revelations of Vasili Mitrokhin, a senior Soviet archivist during the Cold War who defected to Britain in 1992....

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I have only two words to add to this story: REMEMBER FATIMA!