What a stupid stunt:
A Banksy-style street artist caused outrage in Italy when he projected graffiti onto the Pope’s St Peter’s Basilica dome saying: “Wash Me.”
Artist Iginio De Luca says he staged the stunt as a protest against the paedophile sex scandal that has engulfed the Catholic church.
The graffiti- saying Lava Mi in Italian – was lit up for more than an hour on Monday evening before it was taken down.
“I was suggesting that the Church should show it’s kind, spiritual face rather than the greedy one that gives rise to these double standards,” he explained. [Austrian Times]
Why stupid? Because the Church, and the pope himself, have continuously shown its “kind, spiritual face” in response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Once again we see that hatred of the Church is primarily marked by ignorance, not understanding.
This graffiti “artist” is yet another case in point of this sad fact.