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Report: Envelope with three bullets addressed to Pope Francis intercepted

Hannah Brockhaus   By Hannah Brockhaus for CNA

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 8, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Aug 9, 2021 / 07:00 am (CNA).

An envelope addressed to Pope Francis and containing three bullets was intercepted in Milan late on Sunday night, according to Italian media reports.

The piece of mail, which had no return address but carried a French stamp, was addressed to “The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square in Rome,” the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported.

The newspaper said that the envelope contained three pieces of 9 millimeter ammunition, of the kind used in a Flobert gun, and a message referring to financial operations in the Vatican.

The manager of an Italian post office branch in the town of Peschiera Borromeo, about seven miles southeast of Milan, alerted authorities when he found the suspicious piece of mail during sorting on the night of Aug. 8.

According to reports, local law enforcement have seized the note and are investigating its origins.

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  1. Now Catholic liberals embracing all manner of so-called Catholic “reform” will use this evil lunacy to stereotype, and then dismiss and ignore all legitimate criticism of this pontificate.

  2. Definitely sent by a European, getting into grandpa’s useless archaic Flobert gun. I don’t believe these parlor guns for target practice have been made since the 19th century. They are about as dangerous as an airsoft gun. A fake threat to a fake pontificate.

  3. It was a very funny mailing. The 9mm Flobert is a garden vermin control round (rat shot) sent to the Pope to use in cleaning up vfinances. And it is ammunition, not bullets, and in this case a shot load having no bullet in the ammunition. Press really needs to try to understand things before writing an article. Every bit of this is only one search away. “9mm Flobert”.

  4. I find that it’s best to just ignore this Vicar of Christ. The bullets sent by mail were just a waste of postage.

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