Friday, September 17, 2010

London police arrest 5 men for plot against Pope

Police in London have arrested five men on terrorism charges in connection with a possible plot against Pope Benedict XVI.

Police said that the arrests, made early on Friday morning, were “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of act of terrorism.” However a spokesman for Scotland Yard said that the threat against the Pope was a “low key” concern and the arrests were mainly precautionary.

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, told reporters that Pope Benedict had been informed of the arrests. The Pope was not concerned, he said, and no changes were planned in schedule of events for the Pope’s visit to Great Britain.

“We have full confidence in the police,” Father Lombardi said. “There is no reason for concern and therefore no need to change our plans.”

1 comment:

  1. Long live our Pope Benedict. How elegant and eloquent this event . Prayers for the Parliament ,world unity,the young men singing the "MAGNIFICAT", focus on Pope Benedict's accent speaking, praying , following . Unholiness on both sides separating us,something to contemplate vs seeking the greater holiness, we all need in our lives leading where God wants us to be in Heaven with Him.