8. In 2012, a Ukrainian feminist group demonstrated topless at St Peter’s Square for gay rights, as Pope Benedict XVI gave his weekly prayer.

Four women from Ukrainian feminist group, Femen, stripped off to display the words “Shut up!”, on their fronts, and “in gay we trust” on their backs.

Also, in 2010, protests by half-naked Gaydar models in Twickenham, west London, greeted the Pope during his UK tour. 

He was visiting St Mary’s University College where a small number of protesters, angry at his teachings on homosexuality, had gathered.