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Feminist demonstrators assault Madrid's cardinal

February 03, 2014

Bare-breasted feminists attacked Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid as he arrived at a church to celebrate Mass on Sunday evening.

Five women, associated with the feminist group Femen, hurled red-stained underwear at the cardinal as he moved from his car into the church, in a protest against the prelate’s stand in favor of legislative proposals to restrict abortions. The cardinal was unhurt, and the topless women fled the scene before police arrived.

The incident in Madrid was the latest in a series of disruptions at Catholic churches in Spain, as tensions mount about the government’s plans to change the nation's abortion law.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Feb. 03, 2014 7:52 PM ET USA

    One more opportunity to thank CC news for not showing pictures with these news snatches.