The spot where Pope John Paul II was shot

On May 13th of each year, pilgrims in Rome stop by the spot where Pope John Paul II was shot on this day in 1981. Flowers are often left on the marker which is located near the security entrance for Saint Peter’s Basilica.

The spot where Pope John Paul II was shot.

The spot where Pope John Paul II was shot.

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