Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Attack on Pope Benedict XVI is Prevented -- Islamic Terror Cells Arrested in Lebanon
The Lebanese security service was able to locate and neturalize the terror group, according to the report from the Shi'ite news site Elnashira which is associated with Hezbollah, which appeals to a "high-level information source". The attack is supposed to have been carried out by two cells, whose members were arrested in the early morning of the 16th of September by Anti-Terrorist units. On Sunday Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a solemn Mass of departure for 350,000 faithful.
According to Elnashra the Lebanese security services held information, that terrorists clothed as security service officials would gain access to the area for the Papal Mass. The police employed an entire unit, in which the terrorists had infiltrated, near other armed units, but without live ammunition. The internet site reported additionally that the Vatican security forces were immediately informed at the point of time which they were informed about the exact position of the anti-terrorist operations, but that the Pope in any case wanted no alteration of the program.
On Saturday, the 15th of September Pope Benedict XVI directed a dramatic appeal for peace to the world. He demanded the building of a "culture of peace" and for the creation of a "new model of brotherhood". The head of the Catholic Church demanded in addition a stop to every attack on human life. On the following day, he is to have been murdered by Islamic terrorists.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Paroquia de Martins/Tempi
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