Security is heightened for Easter at churches in Rome and around the world

The holiday comes a week after bombs went off at Palm Sunday services at two churches in Egypt.
1:36 | 04/15/17

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This Easter weekend security at churches around the world being stepped up less than a week after suicide bombers targeted Christians. In Egypt on Palm Sunday not safety measures especially high in Rome where many are gathering to celebrate holy week. ABC's Lindy Janet has more from just outside the Vatican. This morning Roma on high alert as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered to celebrate Easter. Authorities stepping up security after suicide bombers targeted Christian churches in Egypt killing dozens at the start of holy week. An army of law enforcement agents and bomb sniffing dogs deployed across the Italian capital. Dozens of streets closed to traffic to prevent truck attacks like those seen in London Berlin and niece. On Friday a bomb squad dispatched over a suspicious package. After last Sunday ending a little button get my nervous that this is on solid opportunity for me and my family. This is one of several checkpoints for people hoping to see the Pope birds and bats and even patting some people down. Despite the risk Pope Francis keeping up with tradition. Leading a Good Friday ceremony at the coliseum in front of an estimated 20000. U. You in his closing prayer the pontiff's that the world should be ashamed of daily scenes of bomb cities and two wound migrants. Earlier this week the Pope will renewed his calls for an end to the war in Syria he will celebrate Easter Sunday mass in front of another huge crowd. Officials here reminding everyone to stay vigilant Paul and down. Looks like a beautiful day in Rome where wishing it peaceful we can get everybody there. Lindsay thank you.

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