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Topless Female Protestors Celebrate Pope's Resignation in Notre Dame Cathedral

While the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has saddened many, eight feminists used it as an opportunity to celebrate.

According to, eight women bared their breasts in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation announcement.

The women, who are members of the Femen movement, entered the cathedral dressed in long coats.

They then removed their jackets to reveal that they were topless and started ringing three bells near the altar.

“Pope no more!” the women yelled. “No more homophobe ... Bye, bye Benedict!”

“This is a sacred place, you can’t strip here,” said a female bystander.

Eventually the women were removed from the cathedral by security, but they stood outside and shouted, “In gay we trust ... Get out, homophobe.”

The Femen movement has made numerous topless anti-corruption protests in Russia, Ukraine and London. Sadly, they have not appeared in the U.S., yet.



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