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Posted: 06 June 2007 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A man leaped over a barricade during Pope Benedict’s weekly audience on Wednesday and tried to jump on to his moving, open-topped popemobile but was stopped by guards.

It was the first serious security breach in the Vatican regarding Benedict since he was elected in April 2005. The man took the Pope’s bodyguards by surprise and managed to get to within about a meter of the Pope.

Vatican sources said the man was unarmed and did not appear to have posed a threat to the Pope, who was not aware of what was happening behind him.

Television pictures showed a man wearing a baseball cap and short pants jump out of the crowd and over a wooden barricade in St Peter’s Square as the Pope passed by on the jeep to start his weekly general audience for some 40,000 people.

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I couldn’t help but giggle at the word ‘popemobile’...

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Posted: 06 June 2007 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Popemobile always makes me giggle too LOL

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Posted: 06 June 2007 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Bet he didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition.

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition…

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Posted: 06 June 2007 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I adore The Spanish Inquisition.


ooooh… bugger

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Posted: 06 June 2007 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Silly man, if he’d made it onto the vehicle the Pope would simply have incinerated him with lightning.

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Posted: 06 June 2007 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well, the last Pope got shot- comes with the big hat I’m afraid. You can’t stand the nutters, get out of the Vatican tongue wink

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Posted: 06 June 2007 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Some popemobiles are ehm… rather special.

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Posted: 06 June 2007 03:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Renquist - 06 June 2007 06:56 PM

You can’t stand the nutters, get out of the Vatican tongue wink

We’re in the Vatican here?  big surprise

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Posted: 06 June 2007 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Accipiter - 06 June 2007 07:33 PM
Renquist - 06 June 2007 06:56 PM

You can’t stand the nutters, get out of the Vatican tongue wink

We’re in the Vatican here?  big surprise

Uh…yeah. Watch out, there’s loonies all over the damn place. And then there’s the madmen that lunge at the Pope tongue wink

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Posted: 06 June 2007 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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MadCarlotta - 06 June 2007 02:16 PM

The Popemobile always makes me giggle too LOL

And me… LOL

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