Isil want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraq's ambassador to Vatican


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telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11098905/Isil-want-to-assassinate-the-Pope-says-Iraqs-ambassador-to-Vatican.html

Habeeb Al Sadr warns that Isil’s “band of criminals” could have Pope Francis in its sights, ahead of the pontiff’s visits to Albania and Turkey

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.
As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there were credible threats against the pontiff’s life.


#2

“As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said there were credible threats against the pontiff’s life.”

“The Vatican downplayed the warning, saying that it had received no credible reports of a threat to the Pope’s life and that he would not be changing his daily routine or reviewing his trip to Albania. ‘There are no specific threats or risks that would change the Pope’s behaviour or the way the trip is organised,’ said Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman.”

I guess I have to pray that it’s the latter that’s correct…


#3

I would be surprised if they didn’t want to assassinate the Pope. They’ve talked about attacking Rome (as the capital of the Christian world) for months now. I guess the question is how capable are they of doing it at this point.


#4

I wonder how many times a year the Pope’s security gets legit warnings of planned assassination attempts.


#5

Praying that ISIL’s plans do not come to fruition…

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


#6

Amen


#7

I pray he will be safe on his upcoming trip. The Pope is a big target for the terrorists. I hope the world will pray for the Pope’s safety and may no harm come to him.

May his guardian angels watch over him.


#8

For Pope Francis’ safety:

Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Remember oh most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto thee oh Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Oh Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou oh Prince of the Heavenly Host by the power of God cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
Amen.


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