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Fake bishop tries to sneak into Vatican meeting

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A man dressed up in fake ecclesiastical robes was escorted out of a meeting of Catholic cardinals by Swiss Guards on Monday after trying to sneak into the closed-door Vatican meeting. 

A cat and a priest, seen at the Vatican as cardinals gather for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope on March 4, 2013. An Italian man dressed up in fake ecclesiastical robes was escorted out of a meeting of Catholic cardinals by Swiss Guards after trying to sneak into the closed-door Vatican meeting.

The man, whose real name is Ralph Napierski, had told reporters that his name was "Basilius" and that he was a member of the "Italian Orthodox Church", which does not exist.

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