Pope Francis to inaugurate Holy Year of Mercy amid security concerns

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Italian Carabinieri officers check a person before Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus prayer in St.Peter's square at the Vatican, on November 22, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Italian Carabinieri officers check a person before Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus prayer in St.Peter's square at the Vatican, on November 22, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished wth RNS-VATICAN-TRIAL, originally transmitted on Nov. 23, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will open the Catholic Church's jubilee on mercy on Tuesday, a nearly yearlong event that is expected to bring millions of pilgrims to Rome despite security concerns and logistical challenges.