There is disturbing news out of London that five men have been arrested over a possible terrorist plot to assasinate Pope Benedict XVI in London on Friday, September 17, 2010.
The Pope is on an historic pastoral visit to the United Kingdom which began in Scotland on Thursday and continues in London today.
Although there are few details concerning this apparent assassination plot, we wanted to bring it to the attention of our global readership right way in order to request a crescendo of prayer be offered on behalf of the Vicar of the Christ.
British News sources confirmed the arrest Friday morning. Our reporting is based upon a statement issued by the Scotland Yard. As more details become available we will supplement this report.
The five men are being held "on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism..The men are aged 26, 27, 36, 40, and 50, and were arrested ... at [a] business premises in central London."
The Scotland Yard statement continued "Today's [Friday's] arrests were made after police received information. Following initial inquiries by detectives a decision was made to arrest the five men on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism."
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