Pope upstaged by spider Posted: Sep 29, 2009 11:52 AM Updated: Sep 29, 2009 12:06 PM
Some people in the audience held their breath when a large spiderappeared on Pope Benedict's robe while he was giving a speech in theCzech Republic.
The pope spoke before hundreds of people after a concert in a medieval castle in Prague.
While Pope Benedict was speaking the spider appeared on the pope's left side and began crawling up his white robe.
The pope seemed not to notice.
The spider continued on its way and walked along the pope's shoulder to his right side...then people began to flinch when the spider walked to the pope's neck.
It disappeared for a bit, but then could be seen walking on the right side of the pope's face..to his ear.
That's when the pope swatted it, but it didn't go away.
It just went out of sight. Then it reappeared on the pope's left shoulder and scampered down his robe in the direction from where it came.
As the pope left the hall in the castle the spider could be seen hanging from its web.