The Pope and Some Children Release White Doves of Peace . . . Which Are Promptly Attacked in the Sky by Other Birds [GALLERY]
Yesterday, Pope Francis and some kids released doves from the Vatican to symbolically promote peace between the Ukrainian government and protesters. And as soon as the doves were released . . . they were attacked by other birds. A seagull took on one and a crow took on the other.
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.