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Italian judge indicts 7 men in plot to kill Pope John Paul

After a three-year investigation, Judge Ilario Martella indicted three Bulgarians and four Turks Friday in what he called ''an international plot'' to kill Pope John Paul II. He also charged a second gunman in the shooting - Oral Celik. Italian newspapers speculated Saturday that Mr. Celik may have been killed by Bulgarians to keep him from talking.

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry in Sofia summoned Italy's ambassador to Bulgaria and handed him a sharply worded note on Saturday on Saturday protesting the indictment.

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