Swiss Guard Verified Security in Areas in Trujillo 


Many small observations where done when visiting the facilities where Pope Francis will officiate the mass on January 20 in Huanchaco.

The commission made with members of the Swiss Guard toured several points in the districts of Huanchaco, Victor Larco Herrera, and Trujillo, which will be visited by Pope Francis during his pilgrimage to this part of the country later this month.

In the morning hours, more than twenty people from the Vatican Gendarmerie along with local authorities verified the security measures to be implemented in the Esplanade of Huanchaco, where the Holy Father will hold a mass and other places he will visit such as the main square of Víctor Larco, the Plaza de Armas of Trujillo and the Seminary San Carlos.

According to the Archdiocese, Hipólito Purizaca, the observations were only regarding details, they were very small and do not matter. The guard has been quite positive about how these districts have been prepared for the visit of the Pope.

“In terms of security, everything is set up to receive the holy father,” mentions Hipólito.

On the other hand, the installation of the platform in the Plaza de Armas of Trujillo where the Holy Father will lead the mass has already begun.

The Police of the region also conducted a simulation of security protocols, involving more than a thousand agents from different units and police units from La Libertad.

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