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A hand holding a pistol, left, aims from the crowd at Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome in this May 13, 1981 file photo. Moments later the pontiff was shot. Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history's most-traveled pope, died Saturday night, April 2, 2005, in his Vatican apartment. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)