Vatican: Members of the Femen movement held three protests in the
center of the Vatican, where they bare the chest, representing, in their
opinion, the Virgin Mary, which opposes patriarchal religious
institutions and their centuries-old practice of violence and oppression
"On Christmas Eve, on Vatican Square, the Blessed Virgin Mary broke her silence by joining the international campaign #metoo, which shocked the world in 2017," activists said.
Two naked feminists were detained, but today they were released.
On the afternoon of December 25, members of the Femen movement held a third Christmas action on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on Christmas Eve. The girl who ran out to the Christmas altar was detained.
"Femen is against violence and attacks on women by the Catholic Church. We demand the abolition of the ban on abortion, which operates in 20 countries around the world. Femen also opposes homophobia in the Catholic Church and calls on the Vatican to change its hostile stance against the LGBT community. Impunity of religious leaders must end, and these predators, these criminals must be punished, regardless of their titles, "the activists said in a statement.
On the Gregorian and New-Julian calendar on the night of December 24 to 25, Catholics and Protestants from 145 countries of the world celebrate one of the main holidays of the year - Christmas.