Pope’s guards face a professional challenge
Published time: 6 Jun, 2007 17:01 Edited time: 6 Jun, 2007 21:01
There's been a security scare at the Vatican. A man leapt over barriers and tried to jump into the “popemobile” – Supreme Pontiff’s car for public appearances – during Pope Benedict's weekly audience.
The man only managed to touch the moving car before being wrestled to the ground by security guards. Vatican sources say the unarmed man was a 27 year-old German who wanted to attract attention to him rather than harm the Pope. It was the first serious security breach in the Vatican involving Pope Benedict.