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Pope Tackled on

Last Second Hail Mary

12/25/2009 11:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pope Benedict XVI took a lickin' and kept on tickin' -- after a woman jumped a barrier and rushed the pontiff at the beginning of Christmas Mass.


After he was knocked to the ground, the Pope got up and kept walking -- and still delivered his annual Christmas Day blessing.

But not everyone walked away unscathed -- an 87-year-old French Cardinal who happened to be standing just a few feet from the incident fell and broke his hip amongst the chaos.

Vatican officials claim the overzealous woman appeared, "mentally unstable."

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oreo    

Damn and I thought that was a man that jumped the barrier.

1577 days ago
17.

PolarBear    

The Vatican is a Nazi-protecting operation tied into the same international banks who run the Federal Reserve, WTO, Bilderberger, Trilateral Commission and the Bush family, who sold Hitler rocket fuel technology during WW2. Vicious circle around that campfire! New World Order based on theft, brutal takeovers of cultures and so far, massive environmental destruction and unquestioned promotion of Monsanto and corporate testing of chemicals on the general public of the United States. While you test the air to see what is in chemtrails, you'll be drinking public water with harmful flouride in it, a swindle in the aluminum processing industry of massive proportions thanks to the big-Pharma and big-Chem marketing body known as The Food and Drug Administration. And you thought this was all about that cute bobble-head Jesus on your dashboard? Follow the money trail; whatever Hitler did, his backers have always been doing and still do.

1577 days ago
18.

cory    

Let her loose on tiger woods.

1577 days ago
19.

c    

all she wanted was an autograph her Avatar poster too

1577 days ago
20.

Shelly    

High five to the security that tackled her. Blamo!!

1577 days ago
21.

Rene    

That's just wrong. How disturbed to you have to be. The Holy Father? On Christmas? I mean jump Kanye West any day of the year, but the Pope???????????

1577 days ago
22.

Just sayin'    

LMAO! Thats what you get for pretending to be on the same level as God. But really,this is nothing compared to what will happen on judgment day!

GO LADY!

1577 days ago
23.

Just sayin'    

Stupid Catholics. Worshiping a man. I would have tackled him too.

1577 days ago
24.

poopy pants    

"mentally unstable" ??? Yeah, most catholics are.

1577 days ago
25.

Steve    

The lady was knocked him down was Mary, the Mother of God. She was just acting on behalf of all those millions who have said Hail Marys on behalf of clergy abuse victims worldwide by getting back at Ratzinger (now Pope Bendedict) for slapping ABC NEWS Brian Ross in Rome a few years ago after Ross asked questions about sexual abuse allegations against his good buddy Father Marcial.

Maciel is alleged to have molested some of the young men under his control, some 50 years ago, at the well-manicured seminary and headquarters of the Legion of Christ, a few miles from the Vatican. It is hidden behind high walls and a steel gate that warns of a watch dog inside.

"He pushed my hand onto his penis. And I didn't know anything about masturbation," Juan Vaca, who was first abused when he was 11 years old, told ABCNEWS. "And he says, 'You don't know how to do it. Let me show you.' And he gets my penis himself and starts to masturbate me. I was in shock."

Now 65 years old and a psychology professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Vaca, the former superior of the Legion of Christ in Orange, Conn., says he was one of some 30 boys abused by Macial during his studies at the Legion in Rome.

Vaca also told ABCNEWS how he was instructed to bring other boys from their bedrooms to Maciel's room. Vaca said Macial had different boys visit his rooms on different nights. "In some instances, two were together with him — myself and another one," he said.

Vaca said Maciel rewarded him with special privileges, such as a private meeting with Pope Pius XII, who served as pope from 1939 to 1958. Maciel always assured Vaca he was doing nothing wrong. When Vaca admitted concerns of committing a sin, Vaca said Macial absolved him from his sin "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

He told him not to worry and to forget about it. But Vaca said he could not forget.

Eight Men's Allegations Went Unanswered
Vaca is not alone. He is one of eight former students, now all in their 60s, who have signed sworn affidavits submitted to the Vatican that they were abused by Maciel.

Good job Mary! Next time, kick his ass!

1577 days ago
26.

Bend over    

nazi???? hahaha so was your mom bitches! The pope is my hero!

1577 days ago
27.

Madam Obvious    

makemepuke, Catholics do not "worship" the Pope. You misunderstand his role if you think that. He is not a figure of worship and veneration like Jesus, Mary or the saints. Catholics believe he is the successor to the first Pope, St Peter, and that he is the worldwide leader of the faith. The Pope is respected for the position he holds, but by no means is he worshipped at the Mass or any other Catholic church service.

1577 days ago
28.

wicker    

AMERICAN SCREWBALLS TALKING S*it on the Pope haha You idiots follow a religion that has 30,000 denominations in the U.S alone Yes the CULT PROTESTANTISM LOONEY'S...Ching Ching...Oh yeah the Taliban are wooping your F*uckin ass...Did you all watch the US marine on TV hahaha......

1577 days ago
29.

Sara    

What a creep that stupid pope is, one of his workmates breaks his hip and the jerk just keeps walking? Disgusting! As disgusting as the whole catholic religion. They were friends with Hitler, and other war-crimes, they blessed murderers who went to fight in wars and kill, they burned people to the stake for possessing a Bible during the Spanish Inquisition. The whole false religion should be jumped not just that freak selfish pope.

1576 days ago
30.

Russell    

Sacked!! -- for a 9 yard loss!

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