A large arachnid appeared on the pope's white robes as he addressed politicians and diplomats in Prague on Saturday afternoon. The pope didn't seem to notice at first — but journalists following the speech on a large screen flinched as the spider inched toward Benedict's neck.
It disappeared from view for a moment, but then could be seen crawling up the right side of the 82-year-old pontiff's face.
When it reached his ear, Benedict gave it a swat.
Apparently the spider was telling the Pope that he didn't agree with the upcoming revisions to the GIRM.
Ooooh, ominous. Kinda like those people who like guitar masses and liturgical dancing.
But it didn't go away — it reappeared on the pope's left shoulder and scampered down his robe.
As the pope left the medieval Prague Castle's ornate Spanish Hall, the spider could be seen hanging from a piece of web.