Pope attack

AN ATTACK on the late Pope John Paul II, which occurred while on a visit to Portugal in 1982, has been revealed for the first time by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

The former Pope had been on an official visit to Fátima when he was stabbed with a dagger by a right wing Spanish priest, Juan Fernandez Krohn.

The event was played down at the time but Juan Fernandez Krohn was sentenced to a term in a Portuguese prison following the attack.

Details of the stabbing were revealed to an audience at the Vatican on October 16.