• Vatican security chief says ISIS threat to pope is real

    • Mar 2, 2015

    ROME — While acknowledging that ISIS represents a real threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican, the commander of the Vatican gendarmes says security services have no knowledge of a planned attack. “The threat exists. This is what has emerged from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues,” said Domenico

  • Future pope once wore bulletproof vest over alleged death threat

    • Dec 15, 2014

    ROME — While serving as the archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2009, the future Pope Francis once wore a bulletproof vest at the insistence of Argentina’s government, according to documents released by an Argentine news site Saturday. According to court documents, the government request to then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to