Tuesday, 13 April 2010


A town in Malta is all a lather over the  impending visit of the Pope as he  heads there to hear claims about more sexual abuse by paedophile priests. Apparently there are 45 claims that  the island priests have preyed on kids. Meanwhile the towns Mayor is  worried what his Holier  Than Thouness will think about a big bit of pottery. 

The sculpture, which Mayor John Schembri described as "obscene" and "embarrassing", should be removed "as a sign of respect" for Pope Benedict XVI, he said.
"Colonna Mediterranea" (Mediteranean Column) is the work of ceramic artist and sculptor Paul Vella Critien and was installed on a roundabout at the entrance to the village of Luqa in January 2006.
Many residents of predominantly Catholic Malta have complained about the sculpture, which Critien describes as a modern three-dimensional representation of a symbol dating from ancient Egypt.

So instead of being disgusted in an institution that has tried to hide the vilest of crimes  -  they get  all pious about colourful big art work.  
Hell the Pope only has to look to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to see a few  willies. 

How could this possibly offend the Pope if he is not offended by the  predatory actions of his former peers? 

And you you want to read a truly artful study of Papal hypocrisy they take a peak of this at Salon 

1 comment:

NIc said...

Brilliant! Old Bene XVI should feel right at home.