Journalist Helps Save the Life of Pope Paul VI

50 years after, he debunks the Marcos lie

Napoleon

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Journalist Helps Save the Life of Pope Paul VI
Photo, as seen in Alex Alan's Facebook post on the assassination of Pope Paul VI.

Pope descends on a plane, overlooking thousands of people waiting to have a glimpse of the Vicar of Christ, the leader of the Catholic Church. A priest lunges on the Pope with a 10-inch knife in an attempt to assassinate, shouting ‘muerte a la superstición’.

This isn’t a story out of Dan Brown’s novels; it happened 50 years ago, to Pope Paul VI, in 1970 at Manila’s airport runway.

This is also a true story of Angels and Demons, not of the Illumanati, but of divine intervention and of the evil that soon followed after.

Pope Paul VI — Servant of God

BastienM, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Far from superstition, with luck or divine intervention, Pope Paul VI survives the assassination attempt to his life and death will only come to this servant of God, eight years after. On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died from a heart attack.

Based on two miracles on the unborn child, Pope Francis beatified Blessed Paul VI in October 2014. Four years later, the man born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini is now revered as St. Paul VI.

The relics presented during the beatification rites are two blood-stained vests worn by Paul VI during the attempt on his life in the capital of the Philippines, Manila in 1970.

What Happens in Manila stays in Manila.

After his death, it was revealed that Pope Paul VI was hurt during the foiled attempt in his life on November 27, 1970. He has long forgiven his assassin, like what Pope John Paul II, who became his successor, did to the man who shot him on 13 May 1981, in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

When the newsman becomes the story.

It was 50 years ago, but the memory remains fresh in one person who is still alive to tell his…

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