Pope Francis releases balloons, not doves, for peace

January 25, 2015 6:46 PM

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Pope Francis releases balloons, not doves, for peace

The dove debacle is done. Pope Francis ended a Vatican tradition of releasing doves for peace in St. Peter’s Square, swapping in balloons for the winged creatures on Sunday just after a surprise attack by a seagull and a crow final year had animal rights...

Pope Francis ended a Vatican tradition of releasing doves for peace in St. Peter’s Square, swapping in balloons for the winged creatures on Sunday just after a surprise attack by a seagull and a crow final year had animal rights crying foul.

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