VATICAN CITY - The Turk who shot pope John Paul II in St Peter’s Square in 1981, claimed in a new book on Friday that the founder of the Iranian revolution, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, told him to do it. Mehmet Ali Agca, a former far-right extremist and Islamic fundamentalist, said he was “indoctrinated” in Tehran after escaping from a Turkish prison where he was serving time for killing a journalist. At a night-time meeting with Khomeini, Ali Agca said the Supreme Guide of the Iranian revolution told him to kill the Polish pope - who was badly wounded but survived the assassination attempt. The book has been published in Italian and is entitled “I Was Promised Paradise: My life and the truth behind the attack against the pope.”