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Peace Doves Released From Pope Francis’s Window Immediately Attacked By Other Birds: VIDEO

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The AP reports on a bad omen out of Vatican City, where two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture were quickly attacked by other birds.

Bird attack_1As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.

One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.

It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.

New York quips, "Hopefully, they recovered and intend to continue to their avian fight for good. But, if something terrible happens somewhere in the world today, no one can say that there weren't any signs."

Any thoughts on what doom scenario the seagull and crow might symbolize? Bonus points for creativity.

Check out some more shots and footage of the attack, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. "Gay Lobby" attacks Papel messengers.

    Posted by: bkmn | Jan 27, 2014 12:27:44 PM


  2. Sad of course, but it is nature. Symbolic about the state where the Catholic Church is today is so obvious.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jan 27, 2014 12:28:58 PM


  3. That's life, folks.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 27, 2014 12:30:48 PM


  4. Womp, womp

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jan 27, 2014 12:31:54 PM


  5. we get what we project!

    Posted by: Psydeburns | Jan 27, 2014 12:32:38 PM


  6. Depends on what mythology you believe, if any. Crows can be a harbinger of doom, a symbol of Evil or of divine providence. Seagulls can be spirits of the dead, three of them are an omen of death. Gullible is to be naive or fooled.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Jan 27, 2014 12:33:19 PM


  7. Rick will claim this is another case of Black on White crime.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 27, 2014 12:33:29 PM


  8. Fox News: Pro Gay Marriage birds attack helpless religious doves!

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 27, 2014 12:39:23 PM


  9. Obviously, the Crow represents the African nations' attacks on Equality and Human Rights.

    And the seagull bears a striking resemblance to Putin.

    Posted by: Diviner of Signs | Jan 27, 2014 12:43:04 PM


  10. Fox News: Pro Gay Marriage birds attack helpless religious doves!

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 27, 2014 12:39:23 PM


    Now thats funny!!!!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jan 27, 2014 12:43:06 PM


  11. @ "Obviously, the Crow represents the African nations' attacks on Equality and Human Rights."

    Really, but which bird represents Gay Africans.

    Sometimes I fantasize meeting some of you Towleroad commentators--tying a rope around your redneck and strangling you to death.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 27, 2014 12:51:08 PM


  12. It means that proclaiming peace when there is none will not be accepted by the birds of the world. Aviarian revolution!

    Posted by: John | Jan 27, 2014 12:55:01 PM


  13. "Really, but which bird represents Gay Africans."

    My Bible tells me that Gay Africans are represented by the Dodo Bird. Extinction is their destiny.

    Posted by: Diviner of Signs | Jan 27, 2014 12:56:32 PM


  14. Also, Derrick Jamal D'Enchantra, please keep your kinky sexual fantasies to yourself.

    Posted by: Diviner of Signs | Jan 27, 2014 12:58:00 PM


  15. @ "My Bible tells me that Gay Africans are represented by the Dodo Bird. Extinction is their destiny."

    Well, Rick has a new posting name.

    Masculinity--my azz. You are a real vicious queeny b.tch.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 27, 2014 12:59:04 PM


  16. And you, Derrick Jamal D'Enchantra, ...is you is, or is you ain't just another angry urban black man? Seriously, your desire to lynch rednecks SO plays to stereotype.

    Dial it back, sistuh.

    Posted by: Diviner of Signs | Jan 27, 2014 1:01:22 PM


  17. I blame the Lutherans.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 27, 2014 1:02:03 PM


  18. Posting names are like condoms: better not to use the same one twice, if you can afford to.

    Posted by: Daddy Always Said | Jan 27, 2014 1:09:27 PM


  19. It's pretty obvious that mean gay people send the crow and the seagull, i'm pretty sure i could find a part of the Bible when explains this

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jan 27, 2014 1:12:56 PM


  20. I'm guessing the black crow was Russian?

    Posted by: Ted | Jan 27, 2014 1:29:35 PM


  21. I always did love crows. Seagulls not so much but they are predatory in a sense. Crows are intelligent though. They can recognize and remember certain faces on people even when young. Plus they are one of a handful of bird species that use tools such as sticks etc to help get food they can't reach. So, yeah, crows are smarter than we give credit for. My props to the crow.

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Jan 27, 2014 1:40:46 PM


  22. It's quite obvious what this forebodes. We've seen the Pope tone down his language on all you perverse homosexuals. It is only a matter of time before he fully embraces your lifestyle... the Anti-Christ has finally taken the seat of Peter! This avian attack proves that the end times are nigh!

    Posted by: Rick in Cincinnati | Jan 27, 2014 1:41:48 PM


  23. Once again, nature is wonderful, terrible, and amoral. There ain't no god tho'.

    Posted by: DavidR | Jan 27, 2014 2:09:20 PM


  24. Oh @RICK IN CINCINNATI Spare us all of your fearful mythological ideology and go read Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven. Or Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. You might learn a thing or two about the irony of nature.

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Jan 27, 2014 2:10:00 PM


  25. I don't think it makes a difference whether they're from the Popes balcony or my sisters marriage ceremony, it's just birds being birds - the rest is superstitions.

    Posted by: Micky Noise | Jan 27, 2014 2:13:13 PM


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