Italian postal workers at a sorting center near Milan found an envelope with three bullets addressed to Pope Francis.
The Corriere Della Sera reports this.
The envelope also contained messages about financial transactions in the Vatican. The letter was picked up by carabinieri, who launched an investigation along with colleagues from the Milan investigative unit led by the Milan prosecutor.
The envelope contained three 9-millimeter Flober-type cartridges. The text, written in pencil slightly legible, was addressed “Pope — Vatican City — Piazza San Pietro in Rome.”
Carabinieri was alerted about the envelope during the night by the head of the sorting center, which is located in Peschiera Borromeo.
According to the media, the envelope arrived from France.