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Pope Knocked Down By Woman At Vatican

POSTED: Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 11:45pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

A woman jumped the barriers at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican and knocked down Pope Benedict as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve mass.

As you can see, a woman wearing red hopped over the barrier and knocked down the Pontiff as he was making his way to the altar in a procession.

The video tape then shows her being swarmed by bodyguards.

Video shot by a witness standing in the Basilica showed the woman grabbing the pope's vestments.

A Vatican spokesman said the 82 year-old Pope was unhurt after his fall.

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