Oh Dear Pope Francis*
Before Pope Benedict II announced his dramatic resignation, the bird of peace he launched from the papal balcony was attacked by another bird.
Countless experiments and eight years later when they finally announced that the butcher of Shabra and Shatila, Sharon was dead, our Earth responded to Sharon’s death with a shudder – an earthquake.
A dove which was freed by children flanked by Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer, is chased by a black crow in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
Pope Francis’ offering of the bird of peace, a dove also seems to be rejected.
Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.
As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.
One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.
It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.
While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died.