Seeing red, at the Trevi Fountain

Some dopey wag poured dye in the Trevi Fountain, according to Il Giornale, and turned it red.

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  1. danphunter1 says:

    Were Moses and Aaron attempting to free the opressed faithful of Rome?

  2. Wm. Christopher Hoag says:

    Damn Bolsheviks!

    Where are the Blackshirts when you need them?!

  3. Pristinus Sapienter says:

    Perhaps, it is an early reminder to confession before accepting the Eucharist while assisting at Mass on All Saints Day – so many bloodied martyrs in and around Rome among them . . .

  4. Looks like photoshop to me!

  5. John says:

    Is this a sign of the times?? :-)

  6. Michael says:

    The news agency ANSA reported that a box was found near the fountain containing leaflets by a group that claimed responsibility for the act. The leaflets said the red paint was a protest for expenses incurred in organizing the Rome Film Festival and symbolically referred to the event’s red carpet, ANSA reported.

  7. Cynical Observer says:

    Where’s the Legion of Christ when we need them?

  8. Brian2 says:

    I got most of the jokes, except the one from the Cynical Observer. Although explaining punchlines always ruins a joke, it would help me out a lot.

  9. Alex says:

    If we may believe the apparitions of Fatima, we know that in future the streets and fountains of Rome will become red not by a chemical substance, but by the blood of the priests, bishops (pope?), and its inhabitants.

    It does look nice with the white marble though.

  10. Tim Ferguson says:

    I suspect it was done in honor of the newly announced Cardinals-to-be. Perhaps it will feature prominent in Gamarelli’s upcoming TV advertising campaign, “Everybody in Galeros!”, based on an old GAP ad.

  11. Raymundus says:

    It’s just funny. Would’ve been a fun change when I would walk by the fontana on my way to class while I lived in Rome.

  12. nina says:

    And if you don’t give us more Masses according to the Extraordinary Form, we’ll do ALL your fountains.

  13. SMJ says:

    Were is Moses and the Pharaoh??? :-)

  14. giovanni says:

    And I again: “Where Master, shall we find
    Lethe and Phlegeton? You omit the first
    And say this rain of tears has formed the second.”

    “I am very happy when you question me,”
    He said, “but the fact the blood-red water boiled
    Should answer certainly one of your questions.

    And Lethe you shall see, but past this abyss,
    At a place where souls collect to wash themselves
    When penitence has freed them of their guilt.

    Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto XIV

  15. Father Bartoloma says:

    Ecce sanguis modernistorum!

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