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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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To: Nuc1

The Holy Father was knocked to the floor as was a Cardinal followig him. The Cardinal was taken to the hospital.


201 posted on 12/24/2009 9:22:17 PM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Bon mots

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34588834#34588834

Clearly knocked down in this video. Start watching at 1:02.


202 posted on 12/24/2009 9:22:45 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: La Enchiladita
God bless Pope Benedict

That's kind of in the job description. :)

and keep him safe from all harm.

I don't think he is too worried about that (else he's in the wrong business.)

203 posted on 12/24/2009 9:34:55 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Wow! From the back, the hairstyle and the red jacket look the same in this video and the one from last year shown in post 42. I'm thinking it's the same person. If it's that easy to get back in after a previous attack - wearing the same clothes, even! - then they really need to overhaul the security.
204 posted on 12/24/2009 9:35:24 PM PST by magisterium
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To: Sub-Driver

It seems only the Pope and other Christian leaders are disrespected these days.


205 posted on 12/24/2009 9:54:16 PM PST by PGR88
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To: magisterium
Looked like Michael Jackson to me, but he's dead.

Cheers!

Prayers up for the Cardinal btw.

...and Merry Christmas.

206 posted on 12/24/2009 10:27:48 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: AndyPH

They are the “Swiss Guards”.>>>

and just as bad as the secret service.


207 posted on 12/24/2009 11:07:03 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Dog

In the video it looked like security was on her pretty quick. I know..... not quick enough.


208 posted on 12/24/2009 11:21:07 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: nina0113

I have a beautiful veil for just such an occasion, but I’ve never used it. Maybe someday....


209 posted on 12/24/2009 11:26:36 PM PST by Just Lori (What we have is a TOXIC government, and that aint no ASSET!!!!)
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To: fatima
Your in Rome?

Yes... for seminary studies. I still can't quite believe that I'm here... I've been here since July.

210 posted on 12/24/2009 11:51:56 PM PST by GCC Catholic (0bama, what are you hiding? Just show us the birth certificate...)
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To: GCC Catholic

Thank You!!! Another Conservative Seminary student....God is good!


211 posted on 12/25/2009 12:02:48 AM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: RedRedRose
I can’t see where the Cardinal comes into the picture. I keep looking for a red cap like the one he is wearing in the wheelchair as security pushes him away.

I believe the Cardinal was vested for Mass. He would have been wearing a mitre over his red cap.

212 posted on 12/25/2009 12:19:49 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: DoughtyOne
Exactly.

Their problem isn't necessarily with the Pope himself, but the One Who the Pope is seen as representing. The Pope is who they can get their hands on.

If they could kill Christ, they'd do that instead. Christ is the real object of hatred.

213 posted on 12/25/2009 4:23:59 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: PGR88

“It seems only the Pope and other Christian leaders are disrespected these days.”

It seems that it doesn’t matter what the person’s title is. I think the disrespect we see is generic and that there’s far too much of it going around these days, period.


214 posted on 12/25/2009 4:28:58 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Brytani

Back atcha! Merry Christmas to you and that ole husband of yours!


215 posted on 12/25/2009 4:29:11 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: All

216 posted on 12/25/2009 4:33:56 AM PST by maggief
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To: magisterium

It was the same person.


217 posted on 12/25/2009 4:34:07 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree.


218 posted on 12/25/2009 5:38:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: humblegunner; don-o
Thank you, humblegunner. Older people find falls very scary, and with good reason. Mortality rates are disturbingly high for an elderly person in the year after a broken hip. This comes from a secondary series: broken hip --> impaired mobility --> compromised pulmonary activity --> pneumonia --> death. That's the most common event cascade.

On Google News I notice that most articles don't even mention Cardinal Roger Echeveria, 87, whose leg was broken. I will pray for Benedict, and for Roger, and for the female assailant who is evidently mentally ill.

(I say "mentally ill," but my husband remarks that if somebody's "hearing voices" or some such thing, being told to attack the Pope on Christmas, repeatedly --this was her second attempted assault and battery on the Pope--- you have to wonder about, I don't know, other influences...)

219 posted on 12/25/2009 6:54:20 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Merry Christmas, everyone!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thank you.


220 posted on 12/25/2009 7:06:21 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Good news. HC bill will not cover illegal aliens. Bad news. 20-35 million will become citizens.)
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