Vatican hires hawk to protect pope’s doves

Children release white doves next to Pope Francis from the window of his private apartments (AFP)

An intrepid hawk has been taken on by the Vatican to protect the pope’s doves after two were killed in front of horrified crowds by a crow and seagull, according to a Catholic weekly.   The eagle-eyed bird of prey named “Sylvia”, who was specially trained for the task in northern Italy, has been taken on by the Swiss Guards according to a report in Credere, which will be published Thursday.   It is hoped the Harris Hawk, with a wingspan of 120 centimetres (47 inches), will scare off predators looking to make a quick meal of a holy dove.…MORE

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One Response to Vatican hires hawk to protect pope’s doves

  1. sarasinart says:

    This pope is doing good things. Doves are good things, but his ideas are more important. Good luck to the doves.

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