During his planned trip to Israel on May 24-26 the Pope has refused to ride in a bullet proof car.
Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be allowed to be as close to people as possible, the Vatican said on Thursday.
Go here to read the rest at The Christian Science Monitor. There is courage and there is foolhardiness and this crosses the line between the two. Bad enough that the Pope does this in Rome, but to do it in the Middle East increases the risk of an attack on the Pope and his entourage. Courage consists of meeting bravely risks that are unavoidable. Courage does not mean ignoring elementary precautions to safeguard your life and the lives of those around you. PopeWatch prays the Pope will reconsider.