Europe Polish troops will help secure Pope Francis’ youth meeting

imageWARSAW, Poland — Polish Army troops will help secure a meeting taking place in July between Pope Francis and thousands of youths from around the world in southern Poland, a spokesman said Thursday.

Some security officials have suggested that the vast meadows wedged between a road and a river near the city of Krakow can’t guarantee the security of the July 31 meeting. They said evacuation could be difficult in an emergency and noted no medical facilities in the vicinity. Polish state and church authorities have since taken steps to ensure safety there. Continue reading…

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