Man Targets Pope

A man tried to jump into Pope Benedict XVI's uncovered popemobile as the pontiff began his general audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square and was wrestled to the ground by security officers.

The pope was not hurt and didn't even appear to notice that the man had jumped over the protective barricade in the square and toward the white popemobile as it drove by with the pope waving to the audience.

At least eight security officers who were trailing the popemobile grabbed the man and wrestled him to the ground. The pope didn't even look back.
A Vatican official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the man was being held for questioning by Vatican police.



The Unseen One said...

That's strange. I'm interested in hearing his motivation and intention.

Powerball said...

I'm sure all the secret of Fatima folks are going nuts. There have been rumors of a prophecy in which a pope is killed. Or maybe he just needed a ride.

The Unseen One said...

I'm thinking it was more along the lines of why people run on stage with rock stars.

Pope-mobile diving, perhaps?