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Six Arrested During Services at Holy Name

By Tim State in News on Mar 23, 2008 5:13PM

This just in. As Cardinal Francis George was beginning the homily at Holy Name, six people poured a blood-like substance on themselves and parishioners. They have been arrested. [Trib]

5:32 Update: The Trib is reporting:

The group—whose female and male members identified themselves as Catholic Schoolgirls Against the War—stood up at the beginning of Cardinal Francis George's homily and shouted their opposition to the conflict, which marked its fifth anniversary last week. As security guards and ushers tried to remove them from the service, the demonstrators squirted fake blood on themselves and parishioners dressed in their Easter finery.

The group, all 18 to 25 years old, shouted, “Even the Pope calls for peace,” as they were escorted out of the building by security and police officers. All have been charged with felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery for squirting the stage blood.