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