The AFP is reporting that the Vatican is threatening German satirical magazine Titanic with legal action a cover appeared to show the pope with a yellow stain over his crotch, and the headline: “The leak has been found!”
Here’s the offending cover, from the July issue:
Titanic has published a letter from the Vatican threatening legal action on its website.
The magazine’s editor, Leo Fischer said in a statement, “Benedict must have misunderstood us,” and claimed that the stain was a result of the Pope spilling his drink.
A regional court has banned the magazine from printing more copies with the cover, and a new cover has been released by Titanic – with a cover image that says, “Titanic: Banned”.
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