August 9, 2021
An envelope addressed to Pope Francis and containing three bullets has been intercepted near Milan, Italian police have confirmed.
The envelope featured French postage and was addressed to “The Pope, Vatican City, Piazza S. Pietro in Rome,” Italy’s carabinieri—one of the country’s two main police forces—told Newsweek.
An investigation is underway.
Officers seized the mail at a sorting center in Peschiera Borromeo, located on the outskirts of Milan, after its presence was reported by the manager.
It contained three Flobert-type 9-millimeter caliber pellets, according to Il Messaggero. There was also reportedly a message about financial operations at the Vatican.
The Vatican has been contacted for comment.