INTERNATIONAL: Pope refuses bullet-proof vest for Christmas address despite ISIS threats

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INTERNATIONAL: Pope refuses bullet-proof vest for Christmas address despite ISIS threats

Pope-FrancisCARIBBEAN360 – As Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the prince of peace, the pope is refusing to wear a bullet-proof vest for his Christmas address despite warnings by the police that he is an ISIS target.

Pope Francis’ spokesman said the pontiff was aware of the threats but was “not afraid” of Daesh and refused to have alterations made to his Popemobile to protect himself during this year’s Christmas Day message, according to Express.co.uk.

The radical Islamist terrorist organisation has released a string of videos threatening to launch Paris-style attacks on Rome and Francis is considered a specific target as head of the Catholic Church, Express.co.uk reports.

Italian media have also given prominence to warnings from ISIS propagandists that they will come to Rome and plant their flag on the top of St Peter’s.

The Italian police have advised the Argentine pontiff to boost security in light of the threats, but he has refused to change his relaxed style of leadership.

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  1. Just consider this for a moment; when Jesus walked the face of this earth
    he was warned almost on a daily basis, to beware of certain persons or
    religious groups, but HE came to fulfill certain prophecies and that he did
    without fear. Francis is nobody's fool; he knows full well what's up and the
    man will do what he has to do. St. Lucia which has been sold for 30 pieces
    of silver is now in greater danger than Pope Francis. Go on, drink all of the
    Cool Aid you can, buy up all of the $ 1 m, or $2 million homes you can, the
    day of reckoning is coming, it's even at the door, "........don't look back".

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