Ratzinger uses FORCE to stop truth
Click here to see the pics of Ratzinger as a Nazi. I saw the pics on a blog that the articles below speak of. They are obvious fakes, and poorly done and not worth posting.
|Thursday May 5, 3:25 AM|
Italian website banned over 'Nazi' pope picture
An Italian website that published a photo montage of Pope Benedict XVI dressed in a Nazi uniform was told to suspend its activities on Wednesday for offending the Roman Catholic religion, court officials said.
Rome prosecutors accuse the Indymedia Italia site, which is part of a network of alternative media websites, of causing offense to the Catholic religion by publishing the photo montage alongside the caption "Nazi pope".
Under Italian law, the offense is punishable by up to one year in jail.
The website, which is registered under the name of a Brazilian-based company, Indipendent Media Center, was still online Wednesday evening and showing the controversial image despite the court ruling.
Italy's largest press union, FNSI, slammed the decision as an "unacceptable attack on critical and satirical freedom".
"Indymedia publishes without any form of censorship any kind of electronic message -- that is the basis of its editorial policy," said the FNSI's secretary general, Paolo Serventi Longhi.
"I do not agree with the message's content, in fact I find it very serious, but press freedom cannot be called into question," he added.
Agriculture Minister Gianni Alemanno, a member of the conservative National Alliance, hailed the decision to ban the site, arguing that Indymedia Italia had "reached a pinnacle of offensiveness and vulgarity". -http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050504/1/3scsi.html
authorities sought a temporary injunction against an Internet site which carried
doctored photographs of Pope Benedict dressed in a Nazi uniform.
The crude photomontages of the head of former German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the body of a man wearing a swastika armband and standing in front of a Nazi flag were posted 10 days ago on the Italian branch of the international news and opinion site, Independent Media Center.
Rome investigating magistrate Salavtore Vitello said in a statement the pictures violated a national law prohibiting defamation of the Catholic Church.
Vitello said he was also considering taking action against the owners of the
site for insulting the authority and honor of the Pope himself.
Ratzinger served in the Hitler Youth, a Nazi paramilitary organization, in World War II when membership was compulsory for young Germans.
He was soon released to study for the priesthood and his biographers have said he was never a member of the Nazi Party and his family opposed Hitler's regime.