Row over ‘pornographic’ religious pics of Christ

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14 March 2007, MERIDA – The head of Extremadura’s regional government was forced to apologise on Wednesday over a book containing ‘pornographic’ pictures of Jesus Christ.

14 March 2007

MERIDA – The head of Extremadura’s regional government was forced to apologise on Wednesday over a book containing ‘pornographic’ pictures of Jesus Christ.

The book, published by the Regional Editora of Extremena (ERE) which is run by authorities in Extremadura, contains images of Christ and other religious figures in sexual poses.

The opposition Popular Party protested about the images which it claimed were published using public money.

But Jose Ibarra, regional prime minister, denied any public funds had been used for the book, by Jose Antonio Moreno Montoya. 

He said public money was used to show the pictures at an exhibition in 2003 in a private gallery in the Church of Precious Blood in Caceres.

This provoked protests from the bishop of Caceres, because of where they were exhibited, not the content.

Ibarra said he was sorry for any offence given for the “error” in 2003.

Montoya said the pictures were meant to be critical of the Church but denied they were pornographic.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

14 March 2007

MERIDA – The head of Extremadura’s regional government was forced to apologise on Wednesday over a book containing ‘pornographic’ pictures of Jesus Christ.

The book, published by the Regional Editora of Extremena (ERE) which is run by authorities in Extremadura, contains images of Christ and other religious figures in sexual poses.

The opposition Popular Party protested about the images which it claimed were published using public money.

But Jose Ibarra, regional prime minister, denied any public funds had been used for the book, by Jose Antonio Moreno Montoya. 

He said public money was used to show the pictures at an exhibition in 2003 in a private gallery in the Church of Precious Blood in Caceres.

This provoked protests from the bishop of Caceres, because of where they were exhibited, not the content.

Ibarra said he was sorry for any offence given for the “error” in 2003.

Montoya said the pictures were meant to be critical of the Church but denied they were pornographic.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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