Vatican dismisses Iranian link to pope shooting
The Vatican is dismissing Mehmet Ali Agca's latest claim about who ordered him to assassinate Pope John Paul II.


The Turkish gunman, who has changed his account many times, writes in "They Promised Me Paradise," released Thursday in Italy, that Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the killing and that he was trained to carry it out by Khomeini's forces after he escaped from a Turkish prison. (AP)