In 2014 pope Francis released two doves of peace to signify reconcilation in Ukraine. Yet, they were instantly attacked by two birds, one by a gull, the other by a crow and lost the feathers in the sight of thousands of Romans.


How do (Catholic) Christians interpret this event? Is it a divine sign?

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    Catholics don't have any official interpretations of this sort of thing; and any unofficial interpretation would be purely a matter of opinion. – Matt Gutting Feb 7 '16 at 11:29

From the Point of View of Roman Catholic Church teaching, divination is not an appropriate response to natural phenomena. You would thus not get an official interpretation of such an event.

To answer your subordinate question: per the RCC, no, it is not a divine sign.

From the Catechism

Divination and magic

2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to "unveil" the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.

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