Law enforcement looking into suspicious letter to Pope intercepted in Italy

Law enforcement looking into suspicious letter to Pope intercepted in Italy
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Italian authorities are investigating a suspicious letter they intercepted that was meant for Pope FrancisPope FrancisPope urges parents to support gay children Pope Benedict XVI says he attended meeting to discuss abusive priest Pope notes 'rising tensions' in Ukraine, calls for talks MOREThe Associated Press reported.

Italian police said on Monday that postal service employees intercepted a letter in a Milan sorting facility, the AP reported. 

The supposed letter contained three bullets from a handgun and a message that describes the financial operation at the Vatican. The letter also had the address of the pope's residence “The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square, Rome,” according to the AP. 

The latest scare comes after Pope Francis, 84, had emergency surgery in July to remove a part of his colon and spent 11 days at a medical facility in recovery. 

The letter was sent from France and the authorities' investigation is still ongoing, the AP noted.