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Topless feminists upset Belgian Church, but not bishop

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The Catholic Church in Belgium on Wednesday angrily denounced Femen topless protesters who targeted its primate at a conference though the archbishop himself remained composed and apparently at prayer throughout. 

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard waves to members of women's rights movement Femen who gate-crashed a lecture to protest against homophobia on April 23, 2013 at the ULB university in Brussels. The four protesters leapt out of their seats at a debate on blasphemy and freedom of expression, baring their breasts and squirting water.

The four protesters leapt out of their seats at a debate on blasphemy and freedom of expression held at the Brussels' Free University (ULB) campus Tuesday evening, baring their breasts and squirting water at Archbishop Andre Leonard as they accused him of homophobia.

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