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Vatican Doves

So About That Hawk The Vatican Hired To Protect Those Doves...

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion

Has the Vatican enlisted the help of a hawk to protect the pope’s cherished doves? After two of its peace doves were fatally attacked by a seagu...

Were the Doves Wise or Foolish?

Boria Sax | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Boria Sax

On January 26, 2014, Pope Francis I sat at a window in front of a crowd and released two doves of peace, which were immediately attacked by a seagull and a hooded crow. People speculated, usually with a bit of humor, that the incident might presage a coming apocalypse.

Pope Francis Behaves Even More Like St. Francis

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis seems to have made up with the world of birds. After his dove release went terribly awry on Sunday, Francis glad...

Animal Rights Group Scolds Pope For Doomed Dove Release

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window overlooking St. Pet...

PHOTOS: Vatican Peace Doves Attacked In Epic Battle Of Good And Evil

Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other bird...