Rio archdiocese threatens legal action against offensive World Cup ad
Catholic World News - June 09, 2014
The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is “deeply offended” by an Italian television network’s advertisement for World Cup coverage, which included an image of the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue wearing the jersey of the Italian national team.
The digitally altered image of the statue that was broadcast by the Rai network was an insult to the faith and to the city, the Brazilian archdiocese said. Church officials threatened to take legal action against the broadcaster.
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