'Sexstremist' tries to steal baby Jesus from Vatican

Vatican gendarmes attempt to block a topless activist of women's rights group Femen who tries to reach the Nativity scene in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican

A month later, the group carried out an incident similar to Monday's, when another Femen member attempted to steal the statue of Jesus from the Nativity scene.

The woman was wearing only trousers and shoes.

A source said that the woman jumped over guard rails and rushed onto the larger-than-life Nativity scene shouting "God is a woman".

She appears to have the same slogan written on her back.

A Vatican gendarme attempts to block a topless activist of women's rights group Femen who tries to reach the Nativity scene in Saint Peter's square in the Vatican

The protester managed to get her hands on the naked baby Jesus, but it was left dangling from the manger as the cop, quickly joined by several others, wrestled with her.

The woman, connected to the group Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN, was identified by the New York Post as Alisa Vinogradova. Another FEMEN activist was arrested by the Vatican gendarme after successfully taking the baby Jesus statue out of the Nativity scene that year. This shocking incident happened about two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to some 50,000 people in the square.

As police took the women away, one of them chanted in English, "The pope is not a politician; God is not a magician". The group has become well-known for sending topless activists to protest world leaders and challenge the global patriarchy. "The alleged infringements included the Holy See's "promotion of the ban on abortion" and "'sacred condemnation'" of contraception. "For a woman is God!" An attempt in 2014 also failed.

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