A letter to Pope Francis, containing three bullets as well as a message referring to Vatican financial operations was intercepted by an Italian post.
On the night of Sunday 8 to Monday 9 August, a letter addressed to the Sovereign Pontiff was intercepted in the Peschiera Borromeo sorting center, located on the outskirts of Milan.
The letter contained a disturbing message: three bullets and a document relating to Vatican financial operations. It was submitted to the Italian police, along with the Milan investigation unit.
Deputy Prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti was tasked with overseeing the investigation. According to the initial information, the letter was sent from France.
Although nothing should be overlooked, it seems that the writing of the address, as well as the lack of precautions in the completion of the expedition, seem to point to it being a joke of very bad taste, unless it is the work of a more or less unbalanced troublemaker.
It should be noted that the security of the Pope is the object of great vigilance in Italy as well as in the Vatican.
Since the attack on John Paul II in 1981, very rigorous protocols have been followed and all threats are taken seriously.
We must not forget that Francis is hated by the Italian Mafia, since he denounced “the octopus” on several occasions.
Finally, jihadist groups have also repeatedly designated him as a target.