video footage, which appears to show the Pope goading members of a crowd to jump
at him and fight, has appeared on this web site, below.
the video, Pope Benedict can be seen flicking his fingers in the typical Matrix
style 'come on then let's fight' motion, left.
the video, below, a member of the crowd is seen to take the Pope up on his apparent
invitation for combat, but mistimes his attack, completely missing the pontiff,
then falling to the ground before losing decisively in a fight with security.
person we spoke to in the crowd told this web site:
this incident, I had never seen The Matrix so I didn't understand what the Pope's
wave meant. I just thought he was waving, but now, having seen the video, above,
on theVoiceofReason.com, and then having seen one of the slow motion fights in
The Matrix, I am now convinced that the Pope was looking for a fight. It could
be a terrible misunderstanding by a new Pope, but something must be done about
this before anyone else gets hurt."
spokesman for theVoiceofReason.com told one of our reporters:
video clearly shows the Pope flicking his hand, looking
for a fight in a Matrix type way. The video shows someone
taking him up on his invitation but unfortunately he mistimes
his attack and falls to the ground. We have written to
advise the Vatican that the Pope's wave should be changed
to stop this kind of misunderstanding happening again."