UPDATE 18 March 12:52 GMT:
A reader sent this:
I read that the AFP communique was disinformation and that the man was shouting against pro-choice groups.
Pray for the Pope.
He will be more and more under attack of every kind.
From the AFP:
March 18, 2010
THE Pope was verbally abused as he gave his weekly address in St Peter’s Square yesterday.
A man, apparently in his early 50s, shouted "bulls***, bulls***" while stretching an accusatory arm towards Benedict XVI, after approaching the barrier in front of the Pope’s podium.
Vatican police forcibly removed the man, still shouting, from the square.
The Pope went on to announce that he would "soon" send a pastoral letter to Irish Catholics over the paedophile priest scandal that has rocked Ireland.
The address was the first of the year to be held in St Peter’s Square, which was bathed in early spring sunshine.
Security for the 82-year-old Pope was tightened after a woman knocked him to the ground at midnight mass on Christmas Eve.
However, Vatican authorities said it would be impossible to entirely protect the Pope without putting a wall between him and the masses who come to see him.
Pray for the Pope and help others to do so as well.