Pope's peace doves attacked

Published 12:40 PM ET, Mon January 27, 2014
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Pope Francis looks on as children release doves from his studio window over looking St. Peter's square at the Vatican on Sunday. The doves were attacked soon afterward by a crow and a seagull. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Speaking to thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said he was praying for Ukraine, especially for those who lost their lives in recent days, and appealed for "the spirit of peace and the search for the common good" to prevail. Gregorio Borgia/AP
One of the recently released doves is pursued here by a crow. Gregorio Borgia/AP
Here the crow attacks one of the doves near St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, in front of tens of thousands of people. It was unclear whether the dove survived. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A seagull attacks a dove released by two children flanking the Pope as a gesture of peace on Sunday. Some see the dove attack as a bad omen. Gregorio Borgia/AP