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A statement posted on the Web site of the FEMEN movement reads that two participants were detained while approaching the square.

The leader of the movement, Oleksandra Shevchenko, got to St. Peter’s Square in the center of the Vatican and staged a topless action under the balcony of Pope Benedict XVI.

According to Western media, a young Ukrainian women’s rights activist sneaked past security and partially stripped in front the Vatican’s Saint-Peter Basilica just after the Pope’s Sunday Angelus.

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