Vatican Says No, Non Preoccuparti, They’re Not Worried: The Pope Is Safe

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Earlier today, I reported on a story which appeared in the Catholic Herald, quoting Italian magistrate Nicola Gratteri.  Gratteri believed that the Pope’s life was in danger due to his recent criticisms of organized crime.Now, though, the Vatican has addressed Gratteri’s fears directly and has dismissed the judge’s concerns.  Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican Press Office, told ABC News, There is no concrete reason that would lead us to worry.  There is no reason to fear alar … [Read more...]

Is Pope Francis’s Life in Danger?

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This from the Catholic Herald, the London-based Roman Catholic newspaper:Pope Francis has angered crime bosses in the 'Ndrangheta, the most powerful crime syndicate in Italy, to the extent that his life is in danger.The warning comes from Nicola Gratteri, a magistrate in the city of Reggio Calabria, in Italy’s southernmost point where the crime syndicate is centered.  The Catholic Herald quotes Gratteri as saying, “I don’t know if organised crime is in the position to do something, but it … [Read more...]