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Vatican shrugs off warning of IS plot against Pope Francis in Albania

Sep 19, 2014    

Vatican City Warnings that the Islamic State organisation may be plotting to attack Pope Francis during his visit to mostly-Muslim Albania on Sunday have been shrugged off by the Vatican.Despite warnings from Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See that the 77-year-old could be in danger - and reports in the Italian media of new IS recruits returning from the Middle East to Albania - the Vatican said security measures would remain unchanged.The Argentine pontiff, who habitually throws caution to the winds to mingle with the crowds, will use the same open-topped vehicle he uses in Saint Peter's Squar...

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