Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See, admitted he knew of no 'specific facts' or 'operational projects' but said: 'Just put two and two together, They want to kill the Pope.’
Few weeks ago the now embattled founder of Synagogue Church Of All Nations, T.B Joshua prophesied that Pope Francis may be in grave danger as Islamic State militants (ISIS) are planning to kidnap him.
Now, days before the Pontiff’s visit to the Muslim nation of Albania, a top diplomat has warned that ISIS has made 'credible threats' to kill Pope Francis.
Daily Mail reports that the Iraqi diplomat, Habeeb Al Sadr, issued the warning yesterday after Vatican officials insisted there was no threat to his safety - and said he will not ride in the bulletproof 'Popemobile' of his predecessor Benedict XVI.
Al Sadr, Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See, admitted he knew of no 'specific facts' or 'operational projects' but said: 'Just put two and two together, They want to kill the Pope.’
The ambassador claimed the pope is at risk due to the spread of extremists around the world.
He told the Italian newspaper La Nazione: 'Threats against the Pope are credible. Public statements and crimes against Christianity by ISIS are a fact. Just put two and two together.
'Let me be clear, I am not aware of specific facts or operational projects. But what has been said by the self-declared "Islamic state" terrorists is clear. They want to kill the Pope.
'I think they could try to hit him during his travels or even in Rome, because there are members of ISIS who are not Arabs but also Canadians, Americans, French, British and Italian.
'This gang of criminals does not merely threaten. In Iraq they have violated or destroyed some of the holiest sites of Shia Islam. They have hit places of worship in the Yazidi religion and Christianity. They forced 150,00 Christians to flee Mosul.'