Vatican moves quickly to block German magazine's offensive depiction of Pope
Catholic World News - July 11, 2012
The Vatican has filed legal charges against a German satirical magazine that published an offensive depiction of Pope Benedict XVI.
The July issue of Titanic magazine featured a photo of the Pontiff, altered to include what appeared to be a urine stain on the front of his cassock. The photo accompanied a feature story on the “Vatileaks” scandal, and the headline read: “The leak has been found.”
Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Vatican’s deputy Secretary of State, gave instructions to a German lawyer to take “the necessary legal steps against this publication.” A court in Hamburg, responding to the Vatican complaint, ordered Titanic to stop marketing copies of the July issue.
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