VATICAN CITY — The archbishop of the Italian city of Genoa received a bullet in an envelope at his office — the latest threatening message for the prelate, who is leading a campaign against same-sex unions, Vatican Radio said Sunday.
The bullet arrived Friday at the office of Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who was recently elected to head the politically influential Italian Bishops Conference, the radio report said. It quoted a Genoa newspaper as saying the envelope also contained a photo of the archbishop with a swastika cut into it.
Bodyguards stood a few yards from the altar in Genoa’s cathedral Sunday as Bagnasco celebrated Mass. They were assigned to protect the archbishop a few weeks ago after graffiti was scrawled on buildings threatening him.
Vatican Radio quoted the archdiocese’s spokesman, Carlo Arcolao, as calling the recent threats the work of “very small and psychologically weak fringes.”
Encouraged by the Vatican, the Italian bishops have been campaigning against a proposed Italian law that would grant certain rights to same-sex couples, but stop short of legalizing gay marriage. (Source)
The anti-Catholic gay agenda has gone to a new level of directly threatening one Italy’s top Archbishops. The Church is finally starting to wake up in Italy and around the world. One can hope and pray that the Gay Lobby is able to restrain their violent nature and be content with persecuting Christians through civil means only.
This only goes to show how any resistance to the sexual utopia that is so prevalent in our day might very well cost you your life. The Church and all people of good will must stand up to these thugs. Their true rainbow colours are shining for all to see.