- Sep 18, 2020
For those in Rome who follow Francis closely, the revelation that an 83-year-old Argentinian male has a temper wasn’t exactly a thunderclap.
Pope Francis on Monday opened Holy Week by thanking his police and security forces for providing “a climate of serenity and order.”
In the wake of the latest spike in violence across Europe, the Vatican says it’s not taking extra security precautions, in part because safeguards were already “very strong.” Popes often feel a greater degree of calm about their safety than other public figures, because, let’s face it, from their point of view, they’ve got the ultimate safety net.
The city of Rome hunkered-down as global terrorism threatens religious festivities following the attack in Sweden and Egypt. As thousands of faithful gathered to celebrate Holy Week in the Vatican, armed forces patrolled the streets, buildings, tunnels and skies to ensure security.
ROME — While acknowledging that ISIS represents a real threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican, the commander of the Vatican gendarmes says security services have no knowledge of a planned attack. “The threat exists. This is what has emerged from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues,” said Domenico
ROME — In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, when three hooded men killed 12 people while shouting Islamic slogans, the Vatican has denied a report of a security threat suggesting it may be the next target. “The Holy See maintains its usual, appropriate contacts with the security services,