Monday, 16 July 2012

Vatican covers up a cover

I guess it shouldn't have been a surprise that the Vatican wanted the below cover of the German satirical newspaper Titanic censored. The fact that a German court agreed is a bit more depressing.  Unfortunately Australian news sites seem perfectly happy to describe it and play on it (Urine trouble, Pope tells mag) but they don't show it.

Hallelujah at the Vatican... The leak is found! Another leak is found!
It's not terribly amusing, and wouldn't be worth a mention except for the censorship by the Vatican and the German court. The story within is about the arrest of one of the Pope's staff who has been leaking information about Vatican politics and finances - the Vatileaks scandal.

Australians, of course, are far more refined in their papal commentary:

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