Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pope's security lax, despite LaRouche's warning

Furthermore, LaRouche explained, they are attacking the Pope and the Papacy. "Obviously, since Berlusconi is an Italian Prime Minister, an attack like this on him sounds like a British attack on the Papacy," LaRouche noted.

ROME — An “unbalanced woman” jumped the barriers in St. Peter’s Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday.
The woman also knocked down Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, said the spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi.

The Vatican police took the woman in for questioning, and Cardinal Etchegaray was taken to an emergency room for a checkup....

The Pope could have been killed - Cardinal Etchegaray evidently received a sufficient jolt to require medical observation. Where was security? Such an attack, during such a high-profile event, is probably not something hatched in the demented mind of a single lunatic.