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Pope Francis Plot ‘Disrupted’ By United States

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The United States has reportedly “disrupted” a threat against Pope Francis ahead of his stateside arrival.

Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, stated Sunday on the ABC talk show “This Week” that the US “disrupted one particular case, but as that date approaches, we’re all very vigilant to protect him.”

We are monitoring very closely threats against the pope as he comes into the United States (…) We have disrupted one particular case, but as that date approaches, we’re all very vigilant to protect him.

The chairman’s statement comes less than two weeks before the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church is scheduled to arrive in the US.

As for the specifics of the threat against Pope Francis, McCaul offered no further details. However, he did raise the notion of “lone wolf” style attacks such as those inspired by ISIS and other terrorist organizations, the New York Post noted in a recent report.

He also discussed the possibility of the United States being infiltrated by members of ISIS disguised as Syrian refugees, NY Daily News reports.

During the talk show, congressman McCaul referred to Francis as “a very passionate man” with “a large security risk” derived from his inclination to “get out” there with the people.

He is a very passionate man. He likes to get out with the people. And with that comes a large security risk

Pope Francis, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio back in December of 1936, tweeted earlier this month that war is not only “the mother of all poverty,” but “a vast predator of lives and souls.”

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