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Pope Francis’ visit bigger security challenge than Obama’s – Philippines police

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MANILA: -- Security officials will provide air cover and deploy snipers on rooftops in addition to nearly 40,000 troops from the police and the army to protect Pope Francis during his visit Jan 15 to 19, according to Philippine National Police (PNP), as reported by INQUIRER.net.

“We are considering everything, his preferences, his personality, the crowds which will reach millions. That will serve as a challenge to us,” said Chief Supt Wilben Mayor, spokesperson of the PNP.

Lt Gen Jeffrey Delgado said the Philippine Air Force would provide round-the-clock air patrols to secure all routes and venues.

All PAF helicopters and available assets will be deployed in Metro Manila and in Palo and Tacloban in Leyte province where the Pope will say a Mass for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, according to the air force chief.

“So if you have air assets here, we’ll make it all available for the security. In the same way in Visayas, all air assets deployed there will be made available for the security of the Pope,” Delgado said.

Gen Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said snipers would be posted in strategic positions and high-rise buildings along Roxas Boulevard to complement a security force of 6,000 to 7,000 troops and around 5,000 reservists that would work alongside the 25,000 PNP force mobilized for the papal visit.

Close-in security will be provided by the Presidential Security Group.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/pope-francis-visit-bigger-security-challenge-obamas-philippine-police

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-- Thai PBS 2015-01-07

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"Security officials will provide air cover and deploy snipers on rooftops in addition to nearly 40,000 troops from the police and the army to protect Pope Francis during his visit---OP"

Its good to know his loved..............................coffee1.gif

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This guy is too good, logical and reasonable to be a Pope in the Catholic superstition.

I am sure there are countless sicko, right wing, religious wackos out there just waiting for a chance to harm him.

I sincerely wish him well, good luck and a long life.

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I want to know the Pope's (Vatican's) contribution to the 2013 Haiyan Typhoon or the Christians of the world!! Just

recently on Al jazeera, showed a 1 year after special, and the Philippine people there, are living in complete despair.

Ok, lets say a Mass and hope for a miracle, so I can go back to Rome and check on the Gold we've accumulated through

the Centuries. Being 90% Christian, maybe even take a collection during mid Mass!!

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