Pope Knocked Down by Woman at Christmas Mass

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    VATICAN CITY — A Vatican spokesman says a 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.

    The Rev. Ciro Benedettini said the pope quickly got up and was unhurt. Benedict, 82, calmly resumed his walk to the basilica's main altar and began the Mass late Thursday.

    Benedettini said the woman who pushed the pope appeared to be mentally unstable and had been arrested by Vatican police. He said she also knocked down Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, who was taken to hospital for a check up.

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    WHat kind of a Mickey Mouse operation does the Vatican Police and Swiss Guard run? That woman should never have cleared the barrier and once she did she should have been taken down immediately. She should never have gotten so close to the Pope or one of his Cardinal.

    Personally this Pope isn't my favorite, no one will ever replace John Paul II, but I don't want to see anything happen to him. Maybe they could take some lessons from the Secret Service, since that's who they turn to when the Pope comes to the United States.
     
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    Glad he is OK

    We know worse things can happen to the Pope
     
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    Well, she is going to hell. After she goes to prison!
     
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    Yes, because the mentally unstable who have no real choice in their decisions have a first class ticket to hell don't they? :eusa_eh:
     
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    who says mentally unstable can't decide things?
     
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    I don't know about that. Remember Kennedy? Remember Reagan? Remember Ford?
     
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    Who says they can?

    Definition of Mentally unstable:

    Lacking control of one's emotions; marked by unpredictable behavior.

    disposed to temperamental, emotional, or psychological variability

    suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind"

    unpredictable

    unstable - definition of unstable by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Please tell me you are a Republican.
     
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    I am indeed a Republican. And i can read. And I can comprehend. The article says "she appeared mentally unstable." Not that she was! You jump to conclusions too quickly. And I would call Charles Manson mentally unstable too. But he decided lots of things. And, he is going to hell too.
     
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    Wasn't it you who said, "who says mentally unstable can't decide things? ". I was merely responding to that one statement.

    And I believe that Charles Manson is evil, not unstable.
     
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    Sad to see this happen, but you'd think a religious leader, in their own church would not need to be wrapped up like a coccoon.
     

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