Msgr. Pasquale Macci foils assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in Manila

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Msgr. Pasquale Macci foils assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in Manila

Msgr. Pasquale Macci (C), private secretary to Pope Paul VI, pushes away a crew-cut, cassock-clad man (R) trying to attack the Pope with a knife at the airport in Manila, Philippines, shortly after the Pope’s arrival on November 27, 1970. Police identified the would-be assassin as Benjamin Mendoza Y Amor, 35, of La Paz, Bolivia. Mendoza is an artist who has been living the Philippines. Pope Paul VI is partially concealed at left, while the Philippines President, Ferdinand Marcos, is at the extreme left. (UPI Photo/Files)

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