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Friday, 25 December 2009

Woman Topples Pope at Mass, but He Isn’t Hurt

An “unbalanced woman” jumped the barriers in St. Peter’s Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.

Pope Benedict XVI arriving to offer Mass at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Thursday night. The pope began the observance two hours earlier than on any Christmas Eve in recent memory.

But the pope quickly got back on his feet and celebrated Mass before thousands of the faithful, urging them in his homily to become “truly vigilant people.”

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