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#St Peter's Square

# st-peters-square - Saturday 27 December, 2014

The topless woman who tried to steal Baby Jesus out of the Vatican’s crib has been released

Ukrainian Iana Azhdanova was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday after she snatched the figurine.

# st-peters-square - Thursday 25 December, 2014

A topless woman tried to steal the Baby Jesus out of the Vatican's crib

A policeman in a black cape arrested her at St Peter’s Square.

# st-peters-square - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Security upped at the Vatican amid fears of an attack

Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said the threats against the pope are credible.

# st-peters-square - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow The Birds

Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow

Tens of thousands of people watched in horror in St. Peter’s Square.

# st-peters-square - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

# st-peters-square - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer

An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

# st-peters-square - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December

Ding ding ding! It’s round one of Pope Benedict XVI versus the Mayan prophets of doom.

# st-peters-square - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome

The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

# st-peters-square - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya

The Urbi et Orbi message focuses on developments in Africa and the Middle East, as Benedict urges Europe to accept refugees.