Pope Peace Doves Involved in Epic Battle

Fab article in the huffingtonpost.com, covering what happened when the Pope realised a couple of doves to symbolize (we’re guessing) a prayer for peace:

VATICAN CITY (AP) – 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.

Check out huffingtonpost.com for the whole collection of photos from the Dove launch to images from the battle itself.

Not wanting to giggle to much about prayers for peace (particularly in the light of the recent images from the Ukraine)… but does anyone else at least see the mildly amusing side of this?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.