A group of feminists stripped inside Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral Monday in “celebration” of Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation announcement.
Some nine women with the Ukrainian group Femen flashed their breasts at the iconic site while ringing the cathedral’s huge church bells and shouting “Pope No More.”
Benedict stunned the world Monday when he announced his decision to step down as pontiff, citing deteriorating health and “advanced age.” He is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years.
The female activists, calling themselves “provocateurs,” quickly stormed the Notre Dame in long coats, shedding them before dashing to the altar to ring a new set of bronze bells cast for the cathedral’s 850th anniversary this year.
Cathedral security eventually dragged the bare-breasted protestors outside as visitors shouted in displeasure.