The Vatican is so anxious about the Pope’s safety during his trip to Turkey this week that it has vetoed use of the traditional "Popemobile".
Instead, Pope Benedict XVI will travel in an armour-plated car, with several similar vehicles used as decoys, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the former papal spokesman, said.
Officials have also drawn up contingency plans for him to wear a bulletproof vest beneath his papal vestments as Turkish authorities mount a huge security operation including rooftop snipers, special forces, helicopters and navy speedboats.
[Via American Papist]
Bulletproof vest? Shouldn’t that be bulletproof vestments?