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Footage of Pope attack woman at 2008 Christmas Mass


The female spectator who knocked down Pope Benedict at his Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica attempted the same thing in 2008.

Vatican officials have named her as 25-year-old Susanna Maiolo and said she held dual Swiss and Italian nationality.

Security officials managed to restrain the woman before she reached the Pope in 2008.


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