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Benjamin Mendoza y Amor Flores

Benjamin Mendoza y Amor Flores was a Bolivian surrealist painter who unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate Pope Paul VI in Manila in 1970.

Personal life

Mendoza left La Paz, Bolivia, in 1962. From 1962 until 1970, Mendoza lived in Argentina, the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Assassination attempt

On November 27, 1970, at approximately 9:30 in the morning, Mendoza, dressed as a priest, lunged at Pope Paul VI with a dagger shortly after the Pope disembarked from his chartered DC-8 jet at the airport in Manila.Laytner, Ron. " Pope's Secret He Held Until Death". www.EditInternational.com, ...

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