Posts Tagged ‘tougher security’

Lourdes security tightened for Assumption Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Lourdes security measures are being stepped up for next week’s feast of the Assumption after a series of recent terrorist attacks in France. The prefect of the Pyrénées region, Beatrice Lagarde, says the authorities even considered cancelling the Mass and procession next Monday, which is normally attended by 25,000 people. Read more Related Posts:Churches must Read more

Swipecards are part of tougher Vatican security measures Comments 0

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

As a result of the Vatileaks scandal, all Vatican employees are being given magnetic ID cards which they will have to swipe every time they enter or exit the city. According to Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli, a chip in the cards will make it possible to locate the card’s owner at any time. The cards Read more