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Woman Knocks Down Pope At Christmas Mass
Sky News ^

Posted on 12/24/2009 2:10:54 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Woman Knocks Down Pope At Christmas Mass

Alex Watts, Sky News Online A woman has been arrested after jumping over barriers and knocking down the Pope at Christmas Eve Mass.

Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict XVI was attacked as he walked down the main aisle to begin the service at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Vatican spokesman Ciro Benedettini said the 82-year-old quickly got to his feet and was unhurt.

Benedict calmly resumed his walk to the Basilica's main altar and then began the Mass.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assault; catholic; christmasmass; pope; popebenedict; religion
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1 posted on 12/24/2009 2:10:56 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: NYer; Salvation; narses; Petronski

ping


2 posted on 12/24/2009 2:12:26 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Sub-Driver

God bless Pope Benedict and keep him safe from all harm.


3 posted on 12/24/2009 2:12:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember the Fort Hood Fallen Heroes and their families this Christmas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Which Code Pink member was it?


4 posted on 12/24/2009 2:12:57 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Sub-Driver

Atheist or Palestinian??


5 posted on 12/24/2009 2:13:00 PM PST by omega4179 (Wanting things is not the same as knowing things.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The world is in a bad way.


6 posted on 12/24/2009 2:13:17 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: Sub-Driver

For a moment I thought it was an 82yo woman who jumped over the barrier .... glad the pope is ok .....


7 posted on 12/24/2009 2:14:21 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

Time to rethink his security..


8 posted on 12/24/2009 2:15:37 PM PST by Dog
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To: Admin Moderator

Should be in Breaking


9 posted on 12/24/2009 2:16:58 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Prayers for the Holy Father.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be thou our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

11 posted on 12/24/2009 2:17:28 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Sub-Driver

Sinead O’Connor?


12 posted on 12/24/2009 2:17:36 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Sub-Driver

Christians: The new Jews.
Persecuted by governments, muslims and fashionable people everywhere.


13 posted on 12/24/2009 2:18:12 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: TruthHound

michelle obama ?
pelosi.?
clinton.....
the list goes on.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 2:18:54 PM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: omega4179
Atheist or Palestinian??

There's a difference?

15 posted on 12/24/2009 2:19:08 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Sub-Driver

I forget the name of the Pope’s guards. Aren’t they supposed to be stationed around him? I don’t know what the protocol is during mass.


16 posted on 12/24/2009 2:20:06 PM PST by diamond6 (Expose Planned Parenthood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYaTywSDmls)
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To: humblegunner

Humor fail

If that is what was attempted.

Come on, Gunner. Attacking the Pope is not cool or funny.


17 posted on 12/24/2009 2:20:18 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Probably one of the militant “gays.”


18 posted on 12/24/2009 2:21:25 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayo'mer Yosef 'el-'echayv "'Ani Yosef, ha`od 'Avi chay?" Ve-lo' yakhelu 'echayve la`anot 'oto . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver
Looks like a Muslim to me.

Pope attacked

But he didn't get knocked over from what I saw in the video.

19 posted on 12/24/2009 2:21:30 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Sub-Driver

Was Hillary in town?


20 posted on 12/24/2009 2:21:48 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: don-o
I didn't attack him!

Some woman did.

I only made a dietary suggestion.

(Objection noted)

21 posted on 12/24/2009 2:22:22 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Sub-Driver

Just were is Nanct Pelosi?


22 posted on 12/24/2009 2:22:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: diamond6

They are the “Swiss Guards”.


23 posted on 12/24/2009 2:23:24 PM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi shook down the Pope today looking for new things to tax....


24 posted on 12/24/2009 2:23:54 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: diamond6
I forget the name of the Pope’s guards.

The Swiss Guard.

25 posted on 12/24/2009 2:23:59 PM PST by matt1234
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To: humblegunner

Dude that one crashed and burned on arrival. Not funny in the least. This is a wake up call to beef up his security...because if this woman had a gun or knife the world would have seen a Pope murdered.


26 posted on 12/24/2009 2:24:03 PM PST by Dog
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To: Bon mots

That’s a different incident from the past.


27 posted on 12/24/2009 2:24:24 PM PST by Shermy
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To: La Enchiladita

True.

I didn’t think people got that close. Arms length to kiss ring.


28 posted on 12/24/2009 2:25:00 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: humblegunner

Cool. I hope she’s getting her ass kicked and some security is getting reamed a new one as we speak.

As noted on thread - this world is messed up.


29 posted on 12/24/2009 2:25:02 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: NYer; Salvation; narses; Petronski; Coleus; Campion; wagglebee; DirtyHarryY2K; Mrs. Don-o; ...

Pope attacked ping !!!!!


31 posted on 12/24/2009 2:26:20 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Sub-Driver

No deleted posts yet?

Must be the Christmas spirit.


32 posted on 12/24/2009 2:27:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (During this joyous Christmas season, I'd like you to know....A reindeer bit my sister once.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Salahi’s were in Rome?


33 posted on 12/24/2009 2:28:17 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Bon mots

“Benedettini said it was not immediately known if the same woman was behind Thursday’s incident.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091224/ap_on_re_eu/eu_vatican_christmas_5

If it is the same woman, the Italian newspapers will have a field day on the security.


34 posted on 12/24/2009 2:28:24 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone who would attack an elderly person needs some Singapore justice.


35 posted on 12/24/2009 2:28:24 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Sub-Driver

I did Midnight Mass at the Vatican in 1992. Our tour guide told us (there were about 25 of us) to hold hands and run across St Peter’s Square on into St Peter’s so we could get good seats! St Peter’s Square is huge, several NFL football fields across and deep. It was a mad dash getting in. We were like a flying phalanx! No one stopped us. We could’ve each had AK-47’s under our coats.

This story made me cringe. I hope security is better than what I encountered. God bless the Pope!


36 posted on 12/24/2009 2:29:00 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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Since it’s clear you have been drinking, why not take a little nap.


37 posted on 12/24/2009 2:29:07 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Responsibility2nd
No deleted posts yet?

Spoke too soon. Look up a couple from yours.

38 posted on 12/24/2009 2:29:49 PM PST by PAR35
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To: JennysCool

Nope; she was sent by that guy, JR, who runs that anti-Catholic website. ;)


39 posted on 12/24/2009 2:30:27 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: PAR35; humblegunner

No more eggnog for Mr. Gunner.


40 posted on 12/24/2009 2:31:08 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (During this joyous Christmas season, I'd like you to know....A reindeer bit my sister once.)
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To: Dog; don-o
This is a wake up call to beef up his security...because if this woman had a gun or knife the world would have seen a Pope murdered.

I'd hate to see that, for sure.

Not a Catholic but I respect the Pope.

Would have been nice if he had clocked her, though! ;-)

41 posted on 12/24/2009 2:31:40 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Bon mots; NYer; Salvation; Petronski; SevenofNine
"But he didn't get knocked over from what I saw in the video."

Looks like this is as close as she got:


42 posted on 12/24/2009 2:32:15 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Sub-Driver

What is wrong with people? Its Christmas, can’t they give hate a rest for just this one day? I guess not.


43 posted on 12/24/2009 2:32:33 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Carley

“The Salahi’s were in Rome?”

A thought: how about a reality show where the the Salahis trade swap their lifestyles with the Balloon Boy parents? A fitting memory for 2009.


44 posted on 12/24/2009 2:32:45 PM PST by Shermy
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To: AnAmericanMother

Great posting. Thanks!


45 posted on 12/24/2009 2:33:30 PM PST by Patriot4ever
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To: monkapotamus

That’s from last year.

Swiss Guard are 1-1.


46 posted on 12/24/2009 2:33:56 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Sub-Driver
What the H@ll is the matter with people? A small frail old man is knocked down on his way to celebrate a mass for the birth of our redeemer and to pray for peace in the world. How could anyone have a problem with this? No one would have done this in the 60s or 70s. There was too much respect for the Lord and the people that strive to deliver his message. Now evil is afoot and becoming ascendant. Rough days ahead.
47 posted on 12/24/2009 2:34:29 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not a Catholic, but his type of attack is leveled at all Christians, not just Catholics IMO. Even if this person did have a personal beef with Catholicism or the Pope, an attack of this type inspires nut-jobs to do things to the leaders of other religions.

It should be resoundingly condemned!

Frankly, it angers me. There’s no place for this nonsense.


48 posted on 12/24/2009 2:35:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Good news. HC bill will not cover illegal aliens. Bad news. 20-35 million will become citizens.)
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To: monkapotamus

Sorry, that was a different incident apparently...


49 posted on 12/24/2009 2:35:45 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Dog
“Time to rethink his security..”

There are WAY too many nutjobs out there. The Pope should have a bodyguard at all times, especially when in large gatherings of people. Thankfully he's OK, this time. I wouldn't want this happening ever again.

Merry Christmas everybody!

50 posted on 12/24/2009 2:35:56 PM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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