Letter sent to Pope containing bullets intercepted by postal workers

The letter addressed to Pope Francis contained three bullets
The letter addressed to Pope Francis contained three bullets Copyright Riccardo De Luca/AP
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A letter addressed to Pope Francis that contained bullets was intercepted by postal workers in Italy.

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Police said they would investigate after a letter addressed to Pope Francis that contained bullets was intercepted by postal workers in Italy.

The suspicious envelope, which contained three bullets, was found overnight at a mail sorting facility in a Milan suburb, police said.

It had been sent from France.

The envelope was addressed by hand in pen to: “The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square, Rome,” and contained three bullets presumed to be for a pistol and a message referring to financial operations at the Vatican.

An investigation is ongoing.

There was no immediate comment from the Vatican.

Pope Francis has been recuperating after a 10-day stint in hospital for colon surgery in July.

He plans to visit Hungary and Slovakia next month, along with a quick stop in Glasgow, Scotland, in November to participate in the COP26 climate conference.

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