Official: Threat Against Pope “Disrupted”

Congressman discusses security matters for pontiff's visit to Philly, U.S.

Federal officials have reportedly disrupted a threat against Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States, which centers on two days at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

“The Pope is a very … passionate man. He likes to get out with the people and with that comes a large security risk,” Rep. Michael McCaul said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “We are monitoring very closely threats against the pope as he comes into the United States. We have disrupted one particular case in particular, but as that date approaches, I think we’re all very, being very vigilant to protect him as he comes into the United States.”

He didn’t offer specifics. The Secret Service reportedly did not comment. The pope visits Philadelphia Sept. 26 and 27.  [ABC]