Topless gay activists celebrate Pope’s resignation

By Victor Enengedi

A group of militant feminists yesterday, Tuesday, February 11, 2013 cheered in celebration of Pope Benedict XVI‘s shocking resignation announcement by marching topless inside the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

The nine breast-baring rebels who are members of the hard-core Ukrainian protest group FEMEN, had slogans written in black paint across their bare chests and backs that read, ‘Pope no more’, ‘Game over’, ‘No more homophobe’ and ‘Bye bye Benedict’.

The FEMEN women’s power group who have been making headlines since 2010 for topless feminist, pro-democracy and anti-corruption protests in Russia, Ukraine and London said they were protesting what they called the church’s continued stance against equal rights for women and gays.

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world on 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.

Photo and additional report: nydailynews

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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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