Circus performers at the Vatican

by Thomas C. Fox

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Four acrobats took their circus act to the Vatican yesterday, performing for Pope Benedict during his weekly general audience. The men took off their shirts as they came on stage to begin their show, which lasted a few minutes. They lifted each other in acrobatic poses, keeping balance with their bodies supported only by their arms, at one point creating a human tower. The pope looked on, and at the end of the performance he clapped and briefly got up as he greeted them. The group is called the Pellegrini Brothers and were invited as part of a convention on circuses organized by the Vatican's office for migrants.

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