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Vatican court will judge the woman who launched a Christmas Eve assault on Pope Benedict XVI “within a few weeks”. The 25-year-old woman, identified as Susanna Maiolo, leapt over a security barrier and knocked the Pope to the ground at midnight mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica. She was taken for psychiatric treatment. The Pope was able to celebrate the mass as planned. French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, 87, who was injured in the incident, is recovering after surgery on Sunday to repair his right hip.
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