Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vatican Denounces Reports About Plans for Papal Assassination

Italian press report has claimed that Islamist terrorists were preparing to assassinate Pope Francis - Vatican spokesman Lombardi: "The Vatican does not harbor special concerns in this direction"

Vatican City (kath.net/KNA/red) The Vatican has denied a report according to which Islamist terrorists were preparing an assassination attempt on Pope Francis. This lacks foundation, in the words of Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi. "There is nothing to be taken seriously. The Vatican does not harbor special concerns in this direction," as the media quoted him on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Italian daily newspaper "Il Tempo" spread rumors, that fighters of the terrorist militia "Islamic State" were planning an attack on the Pope. Referring to Israeli sources, it was said that their leader, the self-styled "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered attacks in Europe and in particular against Francis as "the greatest representative of the Christian Religion" and "support of false truth".

Currently, the jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq, are coming to Italy, militia mingled with the numerous refugees coming across the Mediterranean. Last week the Italian media reported that Italy is reinforcing its security measures. But a concrete suspicion of terrorism did not exist.

 During the general audience on 13 May 1981 in St. Peter's Square Ali Agca, surrounded by about 15,000 people, made ​​an attempt on John Paul II. The Pope barely survived.  There is still nothing certain known about the actual motivations and instigators of the Turkish-Muslim assassin. This assassination-Shirt by Pope John Paul II. (Rome Reports, Eng.) (C) 2014 CBA Catholic News Agency. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

Why would enemies of the Church want to get rid of Bergoglio? He is doing there work for him. And for the Francis fans, don't worry he isn't going to resign either. There is no way he is going back to riding that bus. He will continue to cause confusion and dissent and crushing Tradition.

Pasquale said...

My thoughts exactly. Why would any anti-Catholic entity want to be rid of the first authentic anti-Catholic pope in the history of the Church? Yikes!

Even so, this pope is our pope. So the message to would be assassins imagined or otherwise...Keepa you hands offa my pope! Capeesh?!

Anonymous said...

This transpired due to this> http://www.pantagraph.com/news/world/europe/germany-italy-ready-to-send-arms-to-iraq-kurds/article_7380439f-9c00-59cc-ab7c-b593344254f9.html


"On Wednesday (Aug. 20), the Italian Parliament backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s move to send military aid to Iraqi Kurds fighting the fundamentalist Islamic State militia in the country’s north."

So this group has incredible PR communication officers noting that it only took some 24 hours for them to respond. In fact Renzi pissed on them by visiting Iraq. Of course these sources to il Tempo originated in Israel.

"While Italian Premier Matteo Renzi visited Iraq on Wednesday, his defense minister told lawmakers the country hoped to contribute machine guns formerly used by Italy's military, as well as ammunition and anti-tank rockets."