Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Vatican Takes Action, Puts Legal "SmackDown" On Benetton For Inappropriate Use Of Pope Benedict's Image

Vatican Information Service [OP / VIS  20111117 (240)]  published a report on November 17, 2011, announcing that the Vatican's Secretariat of State issued the following communique,  concerning a commercial advertising campaign which makes inappropriate use of an image of the Holy Father:

  "The Secretariat of State has authorized its lawyers to initiate actions, in Italy and elsewhere, to prevent the circulation, via the mass media and in other ways, of a photomontage used in a Benetton advertising campaign in which the Holy Father appears in a way considered to be harmful, not only to the dignity of the Pope and the Catholic Church, but also to the sensibility of believers".

  On the same subject, Holy See Press Office Director, Father Federico Lombardi S.J. released the following declaration:

  "We cannot but express a resolute protest at the entirely unacceptable use of a manipulated image of the Holy Father, used as part of a publicity campaign which has commercial ends.  
"It is a serious lack of respect for the Pope, an affront to the feelings of the faithful and an evident demonstration of how, in the field of advertising, the most elemental rules of respect for others can be broken in order to attract attention by provocation.  
"The Secretariat of State is examining the steps that may be taken with the competent authorities in order to guarantee adequate protection for the figure of the Holy Father."

Let's give `em a full power yet loving smackdown!
Hey, I'm just sayin'...

"The Assistant Headmaster"

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