ISIS affiliate promises attack on the Vatican

An ISIS-linked group in the Philippines has released a poster threatening to attack the Vatican at Christmas. The poster shows a masked figure driving towards St Peter’s with a rucksack and assault rifle. The poster was discovered by the US’s SITE Intelligence Group.

Don’t use phone while driving, says Pontiff

Pope Francis has lamented the use of mobile phones by drivers, telling Italian traffic police it was the result of a lifestyle of “hurry and competitiveness”.

Cardinal and heraldry expert dies aged 92

Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, a diplomat and heraldry expert from a noble Italian family, has died aged 92.

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