A man was arrested after he stripped naked and ran through St Peter’s Basilica in front of horrified churchgoers.
Wearing nothing but a backpack, the naked man ran through the congregation shouting and waving his arms as members of security attempt to grab hold of his backpack. The man was identified as Luis Carlos Giampoli, a 44-year-old nurse from Brazil.
In captured footage, he waves his arms in the air and reportedly shouts “Dear brothers and sisters, I’m from Brazil!”
The man was detained by Vatican gendarmerie before later being admitted to a psychiatric ward in Rome’s Santo Spirito hospital.
Reports from Italy suggest he entered the church fully dressed, before stripping his clothes off in a quiet corner and proceeding to walk around naked.