Italian police seize envelope with bullets sent to Pope

Pope Francis leads Angelus prayer from his wondow at the Vatican
Pope Francis leads Angelus prayer from his window overlooking St.Peter's Square at the Vatican, August 8, 2021. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

ROME, Aug 9 (Reuters) - An envelope addressed to Pope Francis containing three pistol bullets has been seized in a mail sorting facility close to the northern Italian city of Milan, police said on Monday.

Postal workers called the police after intercepting the envelope overnight in the small town of Peschiera Borromeo.

Police told Reuters the envelope, sent from France, was addressed to "The Pope, Vatican City, St Peter's Square".

A Vatican spokesperson had no immediate comment.

Reporting by Angelo Amante and Philip Pullella; Editing by Gavin Jones and Andrew Cawthorne

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