A woman jumped a barrier at the start of Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and knocked down the pope, briefly disrupting ceremonies.

Screams erupted from onlooking worshippers when the woman ran toward Pope Benedict XVI and grabbed onto his vestments as he walked down the main aisle of the church, video footage showed.

He was quickly helped to his feet by his aides — prompting cheers from the crowd — and the service was resumed.

The woman was removed by Vatican guards.

Update: The raw footage of the “incident” has made it’s way to YouTube. Oh and by the way, this is the same lady that tried the same thing to the Pope LAST Christmas!