WATCH: Pope Francis’ guards face security nightmare in Colombia trip

Pope Francis in Colombia
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Pope Francis’ security team has faced another nightmare as thousands of admirers mobbed the Church leader’s convoy during his trip to Colombia.

In a video shared by the Vatican Television Center, both Swiss Guards on civilian suit and soldiers on full battle gear were shown to have had a hard time securing the pope’s route as the latter passed by a road in Villavicencio, a town in the central part of the country.

The scene, though, is not new, since the pontiff has maintained his charism of being close to the people, even traveling on board his vehicle sitting on the front passenger’s seat and keeping the windows open.

According to the Vatican Radio, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Colombia runs from September 6 to 11.Among the highlights

Among the highlights of his trip are the encounter with the authorities at Plaza de Armas de la Casa de Nariño, meeting with bishops at the Cardinal’s Palace, dialogue with the directive committee of CELAM at the Apostolic Nunciature, great prayer meeting for national reconciliation at the Parque Las Malocas, pause at the cross of the reconciliation at the Parque de los Fundadores, meeting in the Hogar San Jose, encounter with the priests and religious at the La Macarena indoor stadium, blessing of the first stone of the houses for the homeless and the work of Talitha Qum at St. Francis Square, and visit to the Shrine of St. Peter Claver.

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He is expected to arrive back in Rome at around 12:40 p.m. on Monday.

Watch this video from Rome Reports: