Pope Tackled During Christmas Eve Mass (Now with Video) 12.94K Adrian Chen 12/24/09 04:51PM Filed to: Breaking Breaking Pope Christmas The Vatican's Christmas Eve mass had an NFL quality tonight. A mentally unstable woman knocked over Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the aisle at St. Peter's Basilica. The Pope is OK. Thank God. (Seriously, do it.) [AP]Update: We have papal contact.