John Paul II - Some say that on this picture he is mocking the Communist observers across the Berlin Wall, the others that he was just being silly with kids. Either way this is one of my favorite pictures
May 1981 - Pope John Paul II, was shot in St Peter's Square in Rome in front of worshippers. Police in the square apprehended Turkish citizen Mehmet Ali Agca after the shooting. The Pope had minor injuries and forgave Agca.