By Steve Neavling
Federal authorities say they have thwarted a planned attack on Pope Francis during his upcoming U.S. visit.
The New York Daily News reports that Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul expressed concern about the pope’s safety in light of the planned attack.
“We are monitoring very closely threats against the pope as he comes into the United States,” he said. “We have disrupted one particular case, but as that date approaches, we’re all very vigilant to protect him.”
Details of the planned attack were not released.
“The pope is a very passionate man, he likes to get out with the people, and with that comes a large security risk,” he said.
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