Teen pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis

A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States.

The US Justice Department said Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the pope as he celebrated mass in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015. Colon also allegedly planned to set off explosives.

 But the teen unwittingly recruited an undercover FBI agent for the job, and was arrested quietly 12 days before the event.
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Source: Teen pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis | ABS-CBN News

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