March 8, 2013
(Romereports.com) Almost everything is ready to go for the Conclave. And to ensure there is no interference during the voting, the Gendarmerie, the Vatican's security force, is working tirelessly day and night.
residence of the cardinals, Domus Santa Marta, had its windows closed.
They checked every room individually to search for hidden microphones.
And to further ensure the cardinal's confidentiality, they also
installed frequency inhibitors.
115 cardinals electors will leave Domus Santa Marta twice a day to head
to the Sistine Chapel. During that time, they will block access to
prevent outside contact with the cardinals.
It's not an easy job.
The Gendarmerie coordinates all the work from this office. Still under
the gaze of a picture of the Pope emeritus, no detail escapes the
Vatican security cameras controlled with this joystick: all entries, St,
Peter's Square, the Dome, the gardens or Castel Gandolfo. The cameras
can even pick up if someone is trying to sneak into St. Peter's
However, they will reinforce their efforts these days,
since the responsibility of keeping everyone safe during the conclave
rests upon their shoulders.
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