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Pope meets with Vatican's Public Security Team

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These men and women oversee public security in the Vatican.  Today they had an audience with the Pope. They supervise some of the most important faith sites in the world, including the millions of pilgrims who visit them every year. 

POPE FRANCIS
"This traditional meeting, gives me the opportunity to address you and personally express my deep gratitude for the work you carry out every day, with professionalism.” 

Their official name is the General Inspectorate for Public Security in the Vatican. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary of having a presence in the Vatican. For the very first time, it's led by a woman. 

MARIA ROSARIA MAIORINO
"I have the privilege of expressing the gratitude of these men and women, for once more, granting us this special audience.” 

Along with the Swiss Guard and the Gendarmeria, or Vatican Police, these three departments collaborate to enforce the security of holy shrines, the Pope and of pilgrims during public events. 


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