Not only did Christmas Eve mass begin two hours earlier than usual this year to give the 82-year-old Pontiff time to relax ahead of his Christmas day duties, but the evening was marked by a serious security breach.
As Pope Benedict XVI was making his way down the long aisle in St. Peter's Basilica, a woman leaped over the barrier to get closer to him. But in doing so she lunged at him and pulled him down to the marble floor.
The faithful gasped in shock. Mary Beth Burns, a tourist from...Full Story