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A Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme

Youths wearing World Youth Day 2016 t-shirts at the Vatican (AP)

Visitors to World Youth Day will have to walk 18 miles to and from one of the main sites in Krakow

Polish soldiers at the unveiling ceremony of a giant cross monument in central Warsaw in honor of the late Pope John Paul II (AP)

The meeting near Krakow on July 31 has been a security headache for authorities

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Leaked report says the site in Poland poses a ‘high risk for the life and health of people’

The main square and St Mary's Basilica in Krakow (CNS/Marcin Mazur)

Security is expected to be extremely tight in Krakow for WYD 2016, which will take place in July

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November

Pope Francis said 99 per cent of people at the Vatican did not believe the Shimon-Abbas prayer meeting would happen (Photo: CNS)

The Pope also defended his lack of security, saying ‘at my age I don’t have much to lose’

Baby Swiss Guard by Catholic Memes

The Pope’s personal safety is dominating discussion among Catholics

Usually the Pope returns to Rome on the national carrier of the country he's visiting (PA photo)

The detail emerged as the Holy See formally announced the Pope’s state visit