American Papist has this exclusive:

Papist goes on to say:

“[The pope] was down for about 30 seconds total, and he appeared to be just fine when he got up. A guy yelled “Viva il Papa!” and everybody started cheering and clapping, and the Holy Father continued up to the altar and proceeded with Mass. Some of the people near us seemed a little shaken, but the Pope sure didn’t.”

A terrible incident to be sure and how the woman gets so close is beyond me especially when she made a similar attempt in the past. We should pray not only for the Pope but for this woman who suffers dreadfully with mental illness.

I hope that security gets tighter for our Pontiff but not to the point where he seems distant from his flock.

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