Amidst growing intolerance and violent attacks all over the world, Italian security agency decided to take strong security measures as the Jubilee year of mercy approaches. Responding to a series of queries raised by journalists, Fr.Federico Lombardi, The director of Holly See Press Office said that they have utmost confidence in Italian security agency.
“On the part of the Vatican, there was not a specific demand to increase security measures during the Jubilee. It depends on the Italian authorities, and how they rate the situation”, Fr. Lombardi said.
The Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015 and ends on November 20, 2016. Fr. Federico Lombardi also opined that there would be special programmes in Vatican radio, announcements at train stations, online services tracking street traffic, and other services for helping pilgrims during the year of mercy.