express.co.uk The Vatican has admitted it is a target for crazed jihadis due to its religious links. Any attack would send shivers across the globe. Cardinal Pietro Parolin said recently the Vatican was considering whether to ramp up security. He said: "The Vatican could be a target because of its religious significance. "We are capable of increasing the level of security in the Vatican and the surrounding area. "But we will not let ourselves be paralysed by fear." Rome has been the subject of a number of threatening terror films released by the extremists in recent weeks. It is thought the focus on Rome, and specifically the Vatican City, may be in response to the Pope's recent condemnation of the deadly terror attacks in Paris, as well as its status of the capital of the Catholic world.
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