Can Brazil Keep the Holy Father Safe? (UPDATED: NO!)

Protests - Popes visit to Rio

OK, now I’m worried.I did not see the parade which was broadcast live this afternoon, when Pope Francis’ motorcade rode through the streets of Rio de Janeiro; but I saw the concern for his safety which was evidenced on social media sites.“Very poorly done,” said one person, speaking of the Pope’s compact Brazilian-made Fiat Idea wending its way along the crowded streets.  “That was exceedingly dangerous.”And then, the already chaotic scene deteriorated, as the exuberant crowd pressed … [Read more...]