No! Poor peace doves!
The pope was giving his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer, in front of the tens of thousands of people who gather in the Vatican, along with two kids, when something unexpected happen!
After finishing his prayer for those in the Ukraine, the kids next to him released two white peace doves, which began to flapp away into the beautiful Italian sky… until they were attacked!!
Two birds of prey, a seagull and a crow, flew in and assaulted the peace doves!
The seagull pinned one of the doves against a wall and pecked at it but the bird escaped while the crow snatched and pecked at the other bird before it too escaped.
The magic power of the pope helped the birds get away with their lives!!
Kinda symbolic… the peace doves were attacked by birds of prey but overcame adversity and rose above it to fly off into the sunset!!
Check out a video of the dove release AFTER THE JUMP!!
[Image via AP Images & WENN.]
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