From RTÉ News: Vatican terror target says Berlusconi:
"The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has said he was given precise details before Christmas of a planned terrorist attack on Rome and the Vatican.
The attack, which involved hi-jacking a plane, was supposed to have taken place on Christmas Day. Mr Berlusconi gave no further details.
Christmas celebrations at the Vatican led by Pope John Paul passed without incident, and there were no reports of any foiled attack. "