Friday, November 15, 2013

Vatican downplays alleged mafia threat against Pope Francis

November 15, 2013

The Vatican has downplayed a warning that Pope Francis could be targeted by the mafia because of his reforms to Holy See financial bodies.

“There is no reason for concern, and there is no need to feed alarmism,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.

He added that the Vatican — and, by extension, the pope — was “extremely calm” regarding the alleged threat.

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