The terror group ISIS has made a chilling threat against the Vatican just weeks before tens of thousands of faithful gather there to celebrate Christmas.
A pro-ISIS propaganda channel made the threat in a poster depicting a car attack.
The poster – reading “Christmas blood” – depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW towards St Peter’s Basilica, where Pope Francis holds mass.
An assault rifle and a rucksack are visible on the seat next to the driver, who is using a sat nav and driving at high speed.
- The poster was published by the pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist activity.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks in Europe this year – including those in Manchester and London.
It has made frequent threats against Pope Francis and the Vatican, especially in the lead-up to big events including Christmas.