A letter containing three bullets addressed to Pope Francis was seized by Italian police on Monday at a mail sorting facility in a small town outside of Milan.
Postal Workers in the small town of Peschiera Borromeo intercepted the letter, originally from France, and informed police, according to Reuters. The letter was addressed to “The Pope, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square, Rome.”
The envelope contained three Flobert-type 9mm bullets, as well as a message about the Vatican’s finances, according to Newsweek.
Italian newspaper Affaritaliani reported that the Italian carabinieri are conducting an investigation into the letter. (RELATED: Pope Francis Announces Restrictions On Latin Mass)
More than 500 miles away from Milan, the Roman Pontiff gave his weekly address to the faithful at St. Peter’s Square on Sunday. Francis is scheduled to fly from Rome to Budapest on Thursday, where he will meet with the Hungarian bishops as well as the “Ecumenical Council of Churches and Jewish communities.”
The Pope had been recovering from abdominal surgery until recently. As previously reported by The Daily Caller, Francis underwent a scheduled surgery to correct a diverticular stenosis of the colon in early July. He reportedly responded well, and was “alert and breathing on his own” after the surgery. He returned to the Vatican on July 14, 10 days after the surgery.