Pope Francis has warned ISIS militants could sneak into Europe under cover of a huge wave of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.
The Pope referred to the risk that ISIS jihadists, who have killed Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, could launch attacks in Europe.
In an interview with a Portuguese Catholic broadcaster, he also said the humanitarian crisis could help reawaken the continent's conscience.
When asked, he said: 'Yes, nobody said Rome would be immune to this threat. But you can take precautions...
Security has been stepped up in the Vatican City and other religious sites across Italy after threats by ISIS militants against Catholic targets in Rome, popular with tourists and pilgrims.
Earlier this month, he appealed to every Catholic parish, religious community and sanctuary in Europe to take in a family of refugees, saying he would set the example by hosting two families in parishes inside the Vatican..
...Wow he was quick to think of that?