Jubilee

Some of the most pivotal moments during the Jubilee celebrations are the Holy Doors opening. Thousands of pilgrims cue for hours to pass through the door and get the plenary indulgence, the remission of all the earthly sins. A ritual hovering between religion and superstition, pilgrimage and sightseeing tour. But the risk of terrorist aggression has risen dramatically in the recent times. The security plan for the Jubilee Year in Rome reckons on 2000 officers from Police, Carabinieri and armed forces, plus undercover guards to patrol buses, train stations and over 1000 critical spots. These men coming from different Italian regions have been enlisted for a massive protection plan during the whole Jubilee Year.

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JEAN-MARC CAIMI | VALENTINA PICCINNI