This should give the Doomers something to add to their repertoire. :D
*Watched by thousands of pilgrims below the fearsome gull, leading with its beak, chased and harried the terrified dove as it tried to escape among the ancient pillars and porticos.
It is not the first time the Pope's prayers have not protected his birds of peace. Last year the two doves he released turned tail and flew straight back in through the open window.
'They want to stay in the Pope's home,' Benedict had said.
What he had to say about yesterday's kerfuffle was not known. But someone must have said a quick little prayer, as the dove eventually made good its escape.