Catholic World News

Vatican drops lawsuit against German magazine

August 30, 2012

The Vatican has quiet dropped a lawsuit that had been filed against a German satirical magazine, Titanic, because of a retouched photo ridiculing Pope Benedict XVI.

The July issue of Titanic magazine had featured a cover 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.” On instructions from the Vatican, a German lawyer filed for an injunction to stop distribution of that issue of the magazine. That case has now been dropped.

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