Anti-Pope Graffiti Appears In Naples

According to Javno:

Anti-Pope Graffiti Appears In Naples

The graffiti was probably made by leftwing and anarchic gangs. An investigation is being held, a source from the Italian police said.

Graffiti against Pope Benedict XVI, and amongst them the message “Death to Ratzinger”, appeared on walls in Naples before the Pope’s visit planned for later on this month, the witnesses said on Thursday.

A source from the Italian antiterrorism police reported that the graffiti was probably made by leftwing and anarchic gangs and that an investigation is being held.

Graffiti against the Pope and archbishop Bagnasco, head of the Italian Episcopal Conference, appeared in several Italian cities in May after Bernasco made declarations that irritated homosexuals.

The Pope, former cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, had planned to make a one day journey to visit the biggest city in the south of Italy on October 21 in order to open a interdenominational meeting.


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  1. Paul Murnane says:

    I think they need an Italian version of the Daily Kos – let the crazies spew online and save public property from being defaced.

  2. GCC Catholic says:

    Wow… I read that headline very, very incorrectly. At first glance I didn’t think ‘graffiti against the Pope’ but rather ‘graffiti supporting an anti-pope’… and I started thinking ‘which one has supporters uppity enough to do THAT.’ I just can’t see Pius XIII pulling a stunt like that.

    //I hope that is sufficiently amusing

  3. RBrown says:

    Isn’t this a demonstration of a Cardinal Ratzinger cardinal principle? The detente with secularism has not worked.

    Simply put by Christ in John 7:7–The world hates me.

  4. Prof. Basto says:

    Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.

    Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

    Domine, salvum fac Papam nostrum.

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