Skip to comments.Revealed: Pope John Paul II was stabbed in 1982
Posted on 10/15/2008 10:01:42 AM PDT by NYer
This story is a good reminder that we should pray for the safety of Pope Benedict, and be thankful for the many times dangers to their person have been narrowly averted in the past.
The late Pope John Paul was wounded by a knife-wielding priest in 1982, a year after he was shot in St Peter's Square, but the injury was kept secret, his former top aide says in a documentary film.
On May 12, 1982, the pope was visiting the shrine city of Fatima in Portugal to give thanks for surviving a first assassination attempt a year earlier on May 13, 1981, when he was shot in St Peter's Square by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca.
A crazed ultra-conservative Spanish priest, Juan Fernandez Krohn, lunged at the pope with a dagger and was knocked to the ground by police and arrested. The fact that the knife actually reached the pope and cut him was not known until now.
"I can now reveal that the Holy Father was wounded. When we got back to the room (in the Fatima sanctuary complex) there was blood," Dziwisz says in the documentary.
The pope carried on with the trip without disclosing his wound.
Krohn was arrested and served several years in a Portuguese prison before being expelled from the country. (Reuters)
John Paul II was an amazing model for all of us to follow. He was truly a man of peace and hope. When he visited San Antonio, the city appeared to be veiled with a calmness and love.
I’d say a prayer for that poor disturbed priest is also in order.
Wackos are everywhere. Live cautiously.
See also Juan Fernandez Krohn (Wikipedia)(also take with a grain of salt).
Surprising that this could have been covered up.
I recall reading also that Pope Paul 6 was injured some time in the 1960s or 70s by some nut with a knife who lunged at him. At the time they reported he was not hurt but it was later revealed he did suffer some cuts. Scary.
So are Satan's minions.
And this is true also.
And this is true also. (Sorry, way too much coffee this morning.)
Ditto to both of your thoughts.