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Italian expert: Pope is terrorist target, but security is good

June 08, 2016

An Italian prosecutor has said that Pope Francis is a target for terrorists, but security precautions are working to keep him safe.

During an appearance on an Italian Catholic television network, when questioned as to whether Pope Francis might be a target, Franco Roberti answered: "In theory, Yes." But he quickly assured viewers that "with the constant investigative attention of the intelligence services, we are managing to prevent eventual attack plans in Italy."

"A good number have already been prevented," he added.


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