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Pope Francis shunned a presidential guard escort for his first state visit to the Italian president in yet another breach ...
of protocol and security, even though some have expressed concerns for his safety as he ramps up his reform of the Vatican. (Nov. 14)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRome - 14 November 20131. Wide of Pope Francis and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano walking2. Pan right of headline reading (Italian) "Clean up inside the Vatican: ' Concerns Pope is in danger"3. Wide of motorcade carrying Pope Francis driving through Venice square in Rome4. Mid of small sedan with Pope Francis inside driving through traffic, back window open5. Mid of the Pope getting out of the car at Quirinale Palace and shaking hands with Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy6. Wide of honor guard7. Mid of the Pope and Napolitano standing in front of honor guard8. SOUNDBITE (English) Marco Politi, Vatican correspondent for Il Fatto Quotidiano daily newspaper (Transcript Below)9. Close of newspaper headline reading (Italian) "Pope Francis on Mafia watch"10. Wide exterior of Quirinale Palace tower with Italian flagAP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLYVatican - 8 November 201311. Still of Pope FrancisAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYRome - 14 November 201312. Wide of the Pope and Napolitano standing in front of the honor guard13. Mid of Italian flag being held up by guard14. Wide of the Pope and Napolitano entering Quirinale PalaceVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:(nats bells)POPE FRANCIS MADE HIS FIRST STATE VISIT TO THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT ON THURSDAY ---- BUT IT WAS THE PONTIFF'S MEAGER SECURITY DETAIL FOR THE CEREMONY THAT SEEMS TO BE MAKING HEADLINES.(nats driving)THE POPE DECLINED A PRESIDENTIAL GUARD ESCORT, INSTEAD MAKING HIS WAY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE IN A NAVY-COLORED SEDAN ---- WITH THE BACK WINDOW OPEN.FRANCIS IS KNOWN FOR CHOOSING SIMPLICITY OVER SECURITY, AND THE VATICAN INSISTS THERE IS NO NEED TO BE ALARMED.BUT OTHERS, INCLUDING A LEADING ANTI-MOB PROSECUTOR, SAY THE POPE'S CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION COULD MAKE HIM A TARGET OF ITALY'S MAFIA CLANS.SOUNDBITE (English) Marco Politi, Vatican correspondent for Il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper: "Organized crime is very nervous about the campaign of Pope Francis against bribes, corruption and dirty affairs. Certainly when the Pope begins to say that he wants absolute cleanness transparency within the church and the relationships between the church and the society, this makes a lot of people angry."JUST LAST WEEK, FRANCIS DENOUNCED PARENTS WHO FEED THEIR CHILDREN "UNCLEAN BREAD" EARNED THROUGH DISHONEST WORK.WHILE HIS PUBLIC STATEMENTS MAY NOT SIT WELL WITH ITALY'S UNDERGROUND CRIME SYNDICATE, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE MOB HAS MADE ANY THREATS AGAINST THE POPE.MAGGIE MAZZETTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.