Vatican newspaper slams 'blasphemous' new 'Charlie Hebdo' cover

Vatican newspaper slams ‘blasphemous’ new ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cover

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The Vatican’s newspaper has hit out against this week’s Charlie Hebdo cover for portraying God as a blood-stained terrorist with a gun and the headline “The assassin is still at large.”

The Osservatore Romano said the artwork, on the front of a 32-page issue produced by artists and staffers of the satirical magazine a year after gunmen stormed the office killing nearly a dozen people, disrespected all faiths.

“Behind the deceptive flag of uncompromising secularism, the weekly is forgetting once more what religious leaders of every faith unceasingly repeat to reject violence in the name of religion – using God to justify hatred is a genuine blasphemy, as Pope Francis has said several times,” the Guardian reports the paper as saying. Read more…

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Vatican newspaper slams ‘blasphemous’ new ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cover

Charlie Hebdo cover 1 year after attack: Religion is the murderer

Charlie Hebdo cover 1 year after attack: Religion is the murderer

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“The assassin is still at large,” reads the first Charlie Hebdo cover of 2016 — nearly one year after two gunmen attacked the magazine’s Paris office and killed nearly a dozen people.

The cover shows a depiction of a God-like figure, strapped with an assault rifle, blood covering his hands and beardCharlie Hebdo artists and staffers published the 32-page edition declaring that the satirical publication is still alive. Rather than depicting the Prophet Muhammad — a subject of many controversial covers the magazine put out before and after the attacks — it’s naming religion as the root of recent violence in France. Read more…

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Charlie Hebdo cover 1 year after attack: Religion is the murderer