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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ top aide says a pro-Islamic State group video that targets the pope is worrying but notes Vatican security is already at a high level.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday urged countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop collective expulsions, saying migrants’ dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns.
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s No. 2 official, told reporters Saturday that a day earlier he had seen the video, which indicates the pope is a target. Recently, another video, transmitted on the pro-IS Telegram channel, suggested that Italy is the next target of an extremist attack.
Parolin said: “Obviously, one cannot help but worry, above all for the senseless hatred that it is.” But he said the Vatican hasn’t added more measures to its already high security. The Vatican, headquarters of the Catholic church, and Italy have been indicated previously as possible targets of Islamist extremism.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
I for one could care less,sounds like more media hype by the pope,trying to deflect their own history,they have millions of skeletons in closet,possibly literally
originally posted by: Tardacus
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: silo13
Not sure why they are scared. Hell the Pope has been whining about countries with borders yet he still lives behind a wall?
exactly, the pope blasts America for wanting a border wall but he lives in a walled heavily secured armed compound.