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Woman Attacks Pope On Live TV  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Woman Attacks Pope On Live TV

An unidentified woman jumped over barriers and charged towards Pope Benedict XVI as he left the Basilica after mass.


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
Woman Attacks Pope On Live TV

No she didn't. She ran toward him, but was stopped?

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Was going to say, she gets no where near him. I was expecting a punch or grab or something.

User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2498 times:

Quoting LHR380 (Reply 2):
Was going to say, she gets no where near him. I was expecting a punch or grab or something.

Same here! Big grin

Maybe she tried to hug him.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2474 times:

I can't watch the video, but if there are some blokes around wearing dark business suits, they are plainclothes members of the Swiss Guard (usually their colonel is close to the Pope, he is a big guy with short cropped hair), who are all armed with pistols.
The Swiss Guard doesn't just have ceremonial role, they are responsible for security in the Vatican and provide the Pope's bodyguards.
Two years ago, during their 500th anniversary, German TV showed a documentary about this unit (110 men). They also showed their armoury, where they keep the century old halberds, helmets, breastplates and swords they carry on ceremonial duty. In one corner of this armoury though there was a rack holding lots of Swiss Army SIG assault rifles and pistols. One condition for a man to join the Swiss guard is that he must have finished his Swiss military service (the others are that he must be between 19 and 30 years old, physically in good shape, be a Swiss citizen, a clean police record, be single and be Catholic) , so all of them are trained soldiers.


[Edited 2009-02-22 02:27:03]

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