A streaker targets the Vatican

A man has ran through the Vatican in Rome completely naked, shouting "I am from Brazil."

A streaker targets the Vatican

A Brazilian streaker has ran through the Vatican wearing nothing but his backpack.

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in Rome was targetted by the man - who is a 44-year-old nurse called Luis Carlos Giampoli - and as he ran through the shocked congregation, he shouted: "Dear brothers and sisters, I am from Brazil!"

A video has emerged online which shows a bare-bottomed Luis wearing just a black backpack and waving his hands in the air, as security attempts to grab hold of him.

The streaker was detained by Vatican gendarmerie and admitted to a psychiatric ward in Rome's Santo Spirito hospital.

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