Pope Francis oversees release of peace doves; birds get attacked
Pope Francis was the king of public relations in 2013, but something went terribly wrong for the pontiff today.
In the window at St. Peter's Square, he stood beside two children, who each released "peace doves" over the crowd.
But shortly thereafter, a crow and a seagull attacked the birds in front of thousands of people.
Perhaps Pope Francis's handlers should ensure that he sticks to driving around Rome in economy cars and chatting up the homeless.
That way, there's less chance of him getting ridiculed by the late-night TV comedians in North America for a media stunt gone wrong.