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Pope Benedict XVI has opted to turn the other cheek and yesterday met and forgave the woman who attacked him in Rome during Christmas Eve Mass.

Pope Benedict XVI has opted to turn the other cheek and yesterday met and forgave the woman who attacked him in Rome during Christmas Eve Mass. The woman, 25-year-old Susanna Mailo, had a history of mental illness and had been prevented from carrying out a similar attack before, met with the pontiff to receive his forgiveness. “The Pope, 82, who was not injured in the attack, ‘wanted to demonstrate his forgiveness’ and asked the Swiss-Italian about her health. Ms Maiolo, who has been treated in a clinic outside Rome since the incident, was prevented from carrying out a similar assault last year by security guards in the Vatican.”


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