Four women have gone topless in St. Peter's Square to protest the Vatican’s opposition to gay marriage.
quickly took the women away Sunday, and the pope appeared not to have
been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio
window overlooking the piazza.
On their bare backs, the women had painted the slogans “In Gay We Trust,” and “Shut Up.”
One of the women, Inna Shevchenko, said: “Today we are here to protest against homophobia.”
small demonstration coincided with a march in Paris that is expected
to draw hundreds of thousands of people to protest the French
president’s plan to legalize gay marriage and let gay couples adopt
French Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have strongly opposed the proposal, and the Vatican has backed them.