London, Jan 31 (ANI): It was an embarrassing situation when Doves of peace released by Pope Benedict XVI during the weekly Angelus prayer refused to leave the Vatican and flew right in.
Officials were about to catch and re-release only one bird, reports the Telegraph.
Two children from the Catholic Action of Rome accompanied the Pope at the window of his studio in St. Peter's square.
The children joined the effort to recapture the doves.
During the Angelus, Benedict marked the International Day of Intercession for Peace in the Holy Land, calling for "concrete plans for peace," and wished serenity and prosperity for those about to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the Far East. (ANI)