Ambassador: Pope Francis’ spontaneity makes security a challenge

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Pope Francis changes his cap with a faithful during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on August 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-AMBASSADOR-SECURITY, originally transmitted on August 25, 2015.

Pope Francis changes his cap with a faithful during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on August 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-AMBASSADOR-SECURITY, originally transmitted on August 25, 2015.

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ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.