51-year-old man set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square

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(CNN) — A 51-year-old man set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome Thursday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

The man was taken to a hospital.

Neither his condition or his motivation were immediately clear.