Ahead of U.S. visit, Secret Service has already intercepted a plot against Pope Francis

Ahead of U.S. visit, Secret Service has already intercepted a plot against Pope Francis

The United States has broken up a threat against Pope Francis, who will visit Washington and other US cities this month, it emerged on Sunday.

No details of the threat were given.

US authorities are concerned about the visit because the Pope likes to get out among the huge crowds that gather to see him, said Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. …

He said he learned of the threat in a classified setting with the US Secret Service. …

The Pope arrives in the United States on September 22 and is due to visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

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