Femen activist snatches baby Jesus

Femen activist snatches baby Jesus

The creepy picture above shows Pope Francis going down on a statue of the baby Jesus during Christmas night mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Hours before, another statue of the infant messiah had been recovered by  a Vatican plod from the clutches of a member of women’s rights group Femen.

The Vatican, according to this report, said it had arrested Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, who, on Christmas Day, bared her breasts and snatched a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St Peter’s Square.

Femen’s website says the woman was protesting as part of its anti-clerical “Massacre of the Innocents” campaign contesting religions’:

Maniacal desire to control women’s fertility.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Ukrainian citizen Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova was being detained before questioning by a Vatican judge.

He said she was accused of vilification of religion, obscene acts in public, and theft. He claimed her action:

Offended the religious feelings of many people.


A Vatican policeman stopped Azhdanova, who had “God is woman” written on her chest, and covered her with his cape. She staged her protest shortly after Pope Francis had finished reading his Christmas greeting to the crowd.

Femen activists have staged protests at the Vatican before, the latest last month, and have been let go. But Lombardi said the Vatican had decided to be firm this time and arrest Azhdanova because her action was:

Particularly grave.

Lombardi said the group had:

Intentionally, repeatedly and gravely violated the right of the faithful to see their legitimate religious convictions respected.

This Guardian report added that the Vatican was deciding whether to put Azhdanova on trial, and quoted Lombardi as saying that:

The religiously hostile nature of her protest must be regarded as extremely serious due to the setting and circumstances.

The Vatican – which can either try transgressors on its territory or expel them to Italian courts – is also holding Italian businessman Marcello di Finizio, who was arrested on Friday for scaling the facade of St Peter’s basilica to protest an EU directive.

Di Finizio had a gripe about a measure forcing Italy to open up bidding for state concessions on operating beach-side businesses. He said this threatened the survival of the resort he runs in Trieste.

14 responses to “Femen activist snatches baby Jesus”

  1. Broga says:

    This is the same church, sanctimoniously whining about “offending religious people”, which has become infamous for its endemic paedophilia and financial mal practice. Not long ago the Pope was bollocking his cardinals for being power hungry, gossips and ready to destroy people.

  2. Barry Duke says:

    Broga, the “bollocking” you refer to is reported here. The most amusing comment on this report was from EileenP, who wrote: “I thought the Catholic religion had nothing more to say to me, But then along came Pope Francis (thank you God) and I am now listening. I hope he will live forever.”

  3. Broga says:

    @Barry Duke: The Pope criticises behaviour which would be regarded in any objective view as unacceptable, and often criminal, and EileenP. regards this as thrilling revelation. She exposes the confused and low expectations of the faithful regarding the RC Church.

    A Pope with courage, insight and determination, instead of being attracted to the expression of sentimental verbiage, would focus on something very different. His focus might be on the validity of the “truth” these prelates claim to believe. He might then consider if any genuine believers in an omniscient God, ready to threaten hellfire, could behave as they do. Their behaviour undermines their supposed belief in the nature of theirpunitive all seeing and God.

  4. Angela_K says:

    And…..somebody stole Jesus from a nativity display and replaced it with Pig’s head. I thought it rather funny.

  5. Rob Andrews says:

    Off Topic:

    Al-Jazeera English, did a real good documentary on Vatican money laundering. called :’Holy Money’. It still airs once and a while on their network.

    He could also state publicly that all further child molesters and financial scamers will be excommunicated. He hasn’t said that openly as far as I know.

    “The Catholic Church is the biggest scam in the world.Two-thousand years in the same location”. -Mark Twain.

  6. Marcus says:

    Even though they have a penchant for beheadings, Angela, in this case, I’m guessing, no Muslims were involved. Doesn’t make it any the less sick, though.

  7. Robster says:

    The image above of Frank “going down” on that plastic Baby jesus has to be pic of the year. From now on, every warble pope Frank utters about gay people will result in that image popping into my head and I hope the heads of others. Popes and sex does seem an anomaly but hey, it’s almost 2015! Be worried if they start calling Frank, “poke”.

  8. Paul Cook says:

    Look at the photo of frankie carefully and you can see a winged bull on the right hand side. Weren’t all the anchient people who worshipped a bull all murdered by gawd in a tantrum? (Some very interesting archaeological sites e.g Catalhoyuk seemed to have an affinity with bulls and cows – but no evidence of mass murder of the villagers there).

    Don’t do as I do – do as I say.

  9. Great Satan says:

    Rob – do you have any links to the program on Vatican money laundering ?
    (also, as I’m interested in the subject – money laundering going on with that other over-priveleged group , the City Of London)

  10. Rob Andrews says:

    @Great Satan:

    Here’ the only link to the show I could find. I hope it works for you. My Windows XP won’t download it. So I couldn’t see it.

  11. jay says:

    Regarding the pig’s head, our beloved politically correct FBI is considering classifying it as a ‘hate crime’ (a type of crime which should not exist as a separate category)

  12. Cali Ron says:

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a pigs head these days? Gotta appreciate the symbolism!

  13. Cali Ron says:

    Apparently, the FBI hates pigs. Could be a Jewish or Muslim plot to discredit pigs. Or a pig plot to discredit the FBI. More in depth analysis required here, but not sure which to torture first, the pig, the topless Femen woman or little baby jesus. You’d think the Great, Almighty God could protect little baby jesus at St. Peters Basilica. Thank God (tongue in cheek) the vatican is on the job, protecting jesus dolls from those evil topless women.

    Personally, I would prefer less jesus and more topless women at St. Peters Basilica. Maybe then the priests would keep their hands off the kids.

  14. Vanity Unfair says:

    To Paul Cook:
    It’s probably a reference to Ezekiel, 1, 5-11; you know, the flying saucer in the OT. (And if you believe that…)
    5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
    6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
    7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
    8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
    9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
    10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
    11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

    To which the only possible response is, “I’ll have what he’s drinking.”