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Prosecutor warns of a mafia threat against Pope Francis

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The Vatican on Friday downplayed reported mob threats against Pope Francis, just two days after a high-profile anti-mafia prosecutor said Francis could be a target from the 'Ndrangheta mafia organization in southern Italy.

Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican's chief spokesman, told reporters Friday that the Vatican was "extremely calm" regarding a possible mob threat against the pope.

"There is absolutely no reason for concern, no need to feed alarmism," Lombardi said.

Vatican downplays mafia threats against Pope Francis

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The Vatican on Friday (Nov. 15) downplayed reported mob threats against Pope Francis, just two days after a high-profile anti-mafia prosecutor said Francis could be a target from the ‘Ndrangheta mafia organization in southern Italy.

The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman, told reporters on Friday (Nov. 15) that the Vatican was “extremely calm” regarding a possible mob threat against the pope.

“There is absolutely no reason for concern, no need to feed alarmism,” Lombardi said.

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