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May 20th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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And for more pickpocket news - this time at Sistine Chapel

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It makes sense that this would be a problem area for pickpockets, with nearly everybody looking up, up, up.
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May 20th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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The number 64 bus that runs the length of Rome over to the Vatican has ALWAYS been a pickpocket nightmare! Its high season people-don't leave your backpacks,handbags or cameras unattached to your hands/body!!!!
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May 20th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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But this isn't an article about the bus; it's about pickpockets in the Chapel itself! What a sad state of affairs.
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May 20th, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Pickpockets are opportunists. They take any chance they can get. They don't care if it's in a church or a hospital or even at a funeral.
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May 20th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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This is just WRONG
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May 20th, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Jesus would ask us to pray for the pickpockets. So that is what I am doing.
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May 20th, 2013, 03:09 PM
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There is really nothing new about thieves in the churches and chapels, as it is an ideal set up for them. Not only are many tourists looking up at the paintings and windows, but I have seen many women kneel in a pew and shut their eyes to pray -- having left their purse sitting behind them, unattended. Most of all, people are alert around other tourist hotspots, but they imagine the thieves simply wouldn't be so nervy as to target a church, but they do.

To me, it is no more wrong to steal in a church than it is to steal on the street or train station.
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May 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM
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But these pickpockets have to make an upfront investment in the purchase of a ticket. I wonder what their ROI is.
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