Amid Talk of Islamist Plot Against Him, Francis Prepares to Visit Albania


Small Balkan country has been a model of Muslim-Christian coexistence.

Concluding his weekly catechesis in St. Peter’s Square today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to accompany him in prayer as he travels to Albania this Sunday, Sept. 21.

“I decided to visit this country because it has suffered greatly as a result of a terrible atheist regime and is now realizing the peaceful co-existence of its various religious components,” the Pope said.

His request for prayer may get an extra boost as news reports suggest there may be a plot against him in the small Balkan nation.

The Vatican is not beefing up security to protect Francis during his trip, despite warnings from Habeeb Al Sadr, Iraq’s Ambassador to the Holy See, who said there are credible threats against the Pope’s life from ISIS militants, according to The Telegraph.

Fox News reported that Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said…

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