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Congressman: U.S. has “disrupted” planned attack on pope

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/13/15



Plans to attack the Pope Francis during his U.S. visit have already been thwarted, Homeland Security committee chairman Michael McCaul said on Sunday. Less than 10 days before the pope’s visit to Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia, McCaul said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that he was “concerned” about the pope’s safety, after he was contacted by Secret Service about an earlier plot against the pope. “We are monitoring very closely threats against the pope as he comes into the United States,” he said. “We have disrupted one particular case, but as that date approaches, we’re all very vigilant to protect him.” McCaul did not go into detail on the threat against the world’s most influential Catholic. McCaul also said the pope’s kindness could be a safety issue. “The pope is a very passionate man, he likes to get out with the people, and with that comes a large security risk,” he said.
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