|Italy||TERRORIST DEATH THREAT TO MILAN'S CARDINAL MARTINI|
The Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, has received a letter saying he has been sentenced to death by "a people's court", and that his "execution" will be carried out by the Red Brigade, according to the London Tablet.
The envelope in which the threat was delivered also contained remnants of a McDonald's meal, and photographs of President Clinton, the Italian Prime Minister Massimo d'Alema, and Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat. A .375 Magnum bullet of the kind used in March to kill Professor Massimo D'Antona, a prominent government adviser, was wrapped in a sheet of paper with the message: "From our generation".
Terrorists of the so-called Red Brigade perpetrated a reign of terror in Italy during the 1980s through sabotage, kidnappings and murders, but have been dormant since 1988. General Mario Mori, of Italy's state security, said in an interview that a new terrorist grouping had probably taken over the name of the old. He did not believe that its members posed a threat to the country's institutions, as their forerunners had done, but that they were "certainly capable of killing again".
A spokesman for Cardinal Martini said that his diary would remain unchanged.
Tablet 1:15pm 15/6/99