US Embassy in Rome warns US citizens about “Potential for Terrorist Attacks”

Everyone, I call upon you to pray for the defeat or conversion of Islamists.

Friends in Rome.. please… keep your heads on a swivel.  Be alert.  Stay frosty.  Go to confession.

Italy has tightened up security in the wake of Paris and on the verge of the opening of the Year of Mercy.  HERE

This has been sent via email to American ex-pats in Italy.


Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Terrorist Attacks

November 18, 2015

U.S. Embassy Rome informs U.S. citizens that the following locations have been identified as potential targets in Rome and Milan for terrorist attacks:

  • St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (Rome)
  • the Duomo and La Scala in Milan
  • General venues such as churches, synagogues, restaurants, theatres, and hotels in both cities are possible targets as well.

Terrorist groups may possibly utilize similar methods used in the recent Paris attacks.  The Italian authorities are aware of these threats.

U.S. citizens are advised to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings.  We encourage U.S. citizens to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.

For further information:

o    U.S. Consulate General in Naples  can be reached at (+39) 081-583-8111; the fax number is (+39) 081-583-8275/081-761-1804

o    U.S. Consulate General in Milan is located at Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10 and is open from 8:30am to 12:00pm for emergency services.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan is (+39) 02-290-351.

o    U.S. Consulate General Florence is located at Lungarno A. Vespucci, 38 and is open from 9:00am to 12:30pm for emergency services.  After hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(39) 055-266-951

o    U.S. Embassy to the Holy See is located on Via Sallustiana, Rome and can be reach after hours at +(39) 06-46741

  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Everyone, I call upon you to pray for the defeat or conversion of Islamists.

Friends in Rome.. please… keep your heads on a swivel.  Be alert.  Stay frosty.  Go to confession.

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  1. SpesUnica says:

    I feel like the Swiss Guard could handle them.

  2. Father K says:

    Sure -halberds are sooo effective against bombs

  3. majuscule says:

    For quite some time I have dedicated one decade of one of my daily rosaries to the conversion of Muslims and the defeat of the caliphate.

    Pope St. Pius V pray for us.
    St. John Damascene pray for us.
    St Lawrence of Brindisi a pray for us.
    St James the apostle pray for us.

  4. Supertradmum says:

    I am in Malta as a guest of some friends here. It is interesting that some Maltese do think Rome is the next target, as these people are not asleep, understanding from their own history, that what the followers of Islam want is the Caliphate. The Maltese also understand that the Islamic followers claim all lands as theirs which onced belonged to them, like Spain and Malta.

    But, to hit Rome is to hit the source of their hatred, the Vatican. When this pope was elected, I thought he was the one in St. John Bosco’s vision. A priest I know also thinks this. The Church will have to go underground. It is interesting that one of Pope Francis’ favorite books is Lord of the World, which I have read five or six times and keep giving away.

    Prayers, yes, and become saints….one never knows the day or the hour.

  5. nzcatholic says:

    If they touch the Vatican. God have mercy on them
    Long live Christ the King!

  6. Nicholas says:

    Thomas Aquinas College is offering a novena for the conversion of ISIS. If that fails, their quick death would work, too.

  7. SKAY says:

    The security has been increased for the Pope.

    Thank you for the information Father Z. I will pass it on to other friends and family.

  8. Darren says:

    Remember that the Swiss Guard are not just ceremonial in purpose… they are prepared to fight.

  9. akp1 says:

    For some time now I’ve been praying the St. Michael the Archangel prayer for an end to Daesh and the conversion of their members.

  10. My son, whom I am already concerned about attending the March for Life, is applying to study at the Lateran next year. What can we do? “Pray, hope and don’t worry.” Well I will still worry a bit.

  11. juergensen says:

    I wonder if the recent “synod”, publicly obsessed as it was with “welcoming” adulterers and sodomites, served to confirm these Muslim terrorists in their view of the West in general and of the Church in particular?

  12. The Masked Chicken says:

    The problem isn’t so much Rome, but that the Italian people, like France and England, made a disastrous mistake in allowing large populations of Moslems to immigrate to their country, providing a ready supply of easily swayed homegrown terrorists. There is no easy solution at this point, only simple ones – deportation or conversion.

    The Chicken

  13. carmelitadescalza says:

    Pray the Chaplet of the Holy Face.
    “Arise Lord, let Thine enemies be scattered and let those who hate Thee flee before Thy Face!”

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  15. Joseph-Mary says:

    Of course Rome, the Vatican, is a target and the enemy has said this. There is also the enemy of souls who is behind the earthly enemy.
    The U.S. is also ripe. There is a new mosque in my mid-sized town. There are sleeper cells all around, even in little towns. One little town has about 3000 muslims already. They get everything free. Coordinated attack more than possible in many many areas but they will go for the big targets to get international news. We did not get the news about Beirut; I read it online.
    We have a Polish priest in my parish. For 6 months he has been seeking to renew his visa with no response. It expires in 4 weeks. But illegals and muslim ‘refugees’ have no problem. Christians, especially Catholics and Catholic religious are hassled and denied. Why can’t something be done? How can one man at the top, a puppet of the enemy, be allowed to bring the country down?

  16. juergensen says:

    The faithful are threatened on all sides these days, physically by the Muslims in the East, and spiritually by the homosexualist wolves in Rome.

  17. Ferde Rombola says:

    Padre, my daughter is traveling to Italy next week. I sent the State Department warnings to her. Thanks for posting!

  18. pannw says:

    I know from research on approved Catholic prophecy that some suggest that war will begin in France and Italy almost simultaneously. I feel like I’m witnessing the fulfillment of prophecy.

    Supertradmum, I have said almost the exact thing about Pope Francis ever since he walked out on the balcony.

  19. Mike says:

    This Tuesday I returned from Rome after having had the privilege on the previous morning of hearing Holy Mass in the Catacombs. Irrespective of the accuracy of the pious belief that the primitive Roman Church actually lived, as well as being buried, down there, it did skip through my mind for a second that what we were doing on Monday morning was a prefigurement of events to come soon.

  20. Orphrey says:

    One reason St. Peter’s is probably not a target to be destroyed by terrorists is that they want to convert it into a mosque. What a triumph that would be for the caliphate! See:

  21. Fleeb says:

    Just returned from Rome last week. We stayed at the Residenza Madri Pie (highly recommended) which is only 2 blocks from the Basilica. Every day we were accosted by middle eastern men pawning “selfie sticks” or tickets to some venue or another.

    Friday, they were gone! Not one of the them were around. I understand Friday is their holy day, but the fact that not one of them were pestering westerners on such a fateful day was a bit eerie in retrospect.

    Every large church in the city has at least one Carabinieri posted outside protecting it.

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