In a heroic act, Pope Francis has announced that he has thwarted a coup attempt in the Vatican, led by a group of disgruntled cardinals.
The Pope revealed that he received a tip from an anonymous source that a faction of cardinals, unhappy with his reforms and policies, were plotting to overthrow him and seize power. The Pope acted swiftly and decisively, and confronted the conspirators in the Sistine Chapel.
The Pope managed to persuade the cardinals to abandon their plan, using his charisma, wisdom, and humor. He also forgave them and prayed for them, and asked them to join him in his mission to serve the Church and the world.
The Pope did not disclose the names of the cardinals involved, saying that it was a matter of internal discipline. He also did not explain how he learned of the coup, or how he convinced the cardinals to change their minds.
The Pope thanked God for his protection and guidance, and urged the faithful to pray for the unity and harmony of the Church. He also praised the Vatican’s security forces for their loyalty and professionalism.