Pope rejects commonsense security Philip Pullela, Reuters Monday, January 9, 2017 Pope Francis says he realizes he may be the target of an attack but insists he will continue to travel without bulletproof vehicles or heavy security because he wants to get close to people. © 2017 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: email@example.com The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own. Comment on this column at: Facebook Twitter Comments are closed.