Archives for July 22, 2013

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

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...]

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