… I wonder if the issue of the sedia gestatoria should be revisited.
In years past when the Holy Father was carried on the sedia gestatoria, there were adequate lines of men flanking the chair bearers so that no one could have done what happened on Christmas Eve in St. Peter’s.
That said, by making the Pope more visible, you might expose him to other kinds of attacks.
The Pope clearly can’t be put into a bubble. But the security around him has to be increased.
It is not fair to the whole Catholic world, the whole world, that he should be exposed to this pesky … or perhaps deadly… events.