Merry Christmas everybody!
I ran across this cell phone video last night of Pope Benedict XVI arriving at St. Peter’s Basilica for Christmas Eve mass. A woman jumped the ropes and knocked him down. The Pope is said to be okay, but French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray apparently broke his hip in the fall.
The woman is obviously unstable, but the weird thing is that knocking the Pope down seems to be an annual tradition with her.
As of now I only know two things about this woman: 1) this is the second time she’s done this, and 2) she doesn’t play defense for the Detroit Lions — as evidenced by the fact that the Pope didn’t easily slip the tackle and take it to the house: