Pope Francis "Not Bothered" By "American and Israeli Secret Service" warnings of "Islamic Terrorists"
By Martin Hill
January 21, 2015


During a Q&A on a Papal Flight to Manila Philippines on Thursday, January 15, 2015 Pope Francis was asked about warnings of "Islamic Terrorists" given by American and Israeli secret services. He replied "Am I afraid? You know, I have a shortcoming: a healthy dose of recklessness. I am not bothered by these things."

Here is the transcript from the Vatican website:

Thank you, Your Holiness. We turn now to Ignazio Ingrao, representing the Italian pool.
(Ignazio Ingrao)

Good morning. I am from the weekly Panorama and Il Mio Papa. Your Holiness, there is much concern throughout the world for your safety. According to the American and Israeli secret services, the Vatican is a target for certain Islamic terrorists. On fundamentalist websites there are pictures of the ISIS flag flying over Saint Peter's Basilica. There are fears for your safety on foreign trips. We know that you do not want to give up direct contact with people, but at this point do you think there is a need to change some of the things you do and the trips you make? There are also concerns for the safety of the faithful who take part in the events, should there be an attack. Are you concerned about this? And, more generally, what are your thoughts on the best way to respond to the threats of Islamic fundamentalists? Thank you.

(Pope Francis):
For me, the best way to respond is always with gentleness. To be gentle, simple � like bread � without being aggressive. I am like this, but there are some who do not understand this. About the concerns you raised: I am worried about the faithful, it is true; this does worry me. And I have spoken about this to the Vatican security forces. On board this flight with us is Mr Giani who is responsible for this, and he is well-informed about the problem. It is a concern for me, a big concern. Am I afraid? You know, I have a shortcoming: a healthy dose of recklessness. I am not bothered by these things. Every now and then I have asked myself: Could it happen to me? And I said to the Lord: "Lord, I ask only for the grace that I don't feel pain". Because I am not brave in the face of pain, I get scared, but not about God. But I also know that suitable measures are being taken for my security, prudent yet secure measures. So we will see.

The Pope was also asked about freedom of speech and replied that if someone "insults my mother, he'll get punched for it! This is normal! It is normal. We cannot provoke others, we cannot insult their faith, we cannot mock their faith."

The Vatican link is here: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2015/january/documents/papa-francesco_20150115_srilanka-filippine-incontro-giornalisti.html.

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