Protecting Pope Francis Means Being Able to Stop on a Dime

September 22, 2015 9:00 AM

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Protecting Pope Francis Means Being Able to Stop on a Dime

WASHINGTON — As one of the lead Secret Service agents for President Obama on Inauguration Day in 2009, Joseph P. Clancy experienced the difficulty of protecting someone surrounded by throngs of supporters who want to get close to a leader they adore.

But those crowds seemed tame compared with what Mr. Clancy, now the agency’s director, says he saw this year trailing Pope Francis and his security detail in Vatican City as they waded into an ecstatic crowd at St. Peter’s Square.

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