Mehmet Ali Agca
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Pope John Paul II gunman Agca lays flowers on tomb

A man who shot and wounded former Pope John Paul II more than 30 years ago has returned to the Vatican to lay flowers on his tomb.

Mehmet Ali Agca, who served 19 years in prison for the act, made the gesture on the 31st anniversary of the Pope's visit to him in prison, to forgive him for the attempt on his life.

Agca's motive for the shooting remains a mystery.

Kristina Zarich reports.

  • 27 Dec 2014