Arrests made in hate plot against Holy Father
Italian police have taken six Moroccan men into custody
Police in Italy have arrested six Moroccan men suspected of inciting hatred against Pope Benedict XVI (above).
Brescia police official Stefano Fonzi, speaking on Italian radio today, said the suspects allegedly banded together to stir up religious hatred, including against the Pope after the Holy Father converted a Muslim journalist to Catholicism.
Investigators say they found literature exhorting Muslim immigrants against integrating into Italian society and saying the Pope should be punished for the conversion of the journalist during an Easter vigil ceremony in St Peter’s Basilica.
They believe the group’s aim was to preach hatred rather than plan attacks.