The Sardinian Grenadiers will soon end their mission of patrolling the streets of Rome and will be replaced by other Italian military personnel.
Photo: Audience of Pope Francis with the Sardinian Grenadiers (Vatican Media)
Newsroom (13/06/2022 10:59 AM, Gaudium Press) Last Saturday, June 11, Pope Francis received 500 grenadiers from Sardinia. The audience with the Italian military took place in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.
The Pontiff thanked the reassuring feeling in Roman Public spaces thanks to the presence of the military.
Francis also thanked the army for the service rendered in protecting the Holy See.
“Their work in the Vatican City helps ensure the smooth running of events that, throughout the year, attract pilgrims and tourists from all over the world,” the Holy Father noted.
The Pontiff then urged the grenadiers to be, “promoters of solidarity, helping people to be good citizens” both in their profession as well as in their personal lives.
In recent years, the Italian army has been very active in patrolling urban centers. Francis praised their service for increasing crime prevention and securing closer ties with the population.
The Sardinian Grenadiers will soon end their mission of patrolling the streets of Rome and will be replaced by other Italian military personnel. (FM)
With information from Vatican News.
Compiled by Gustavo Kralj