Friday, March 8, 2013

Catholics' fury at Lucy's Pope front cover

Lucy Pinder for pope

A controversial loaded magazine's cover showing glamour model Lucy posing in a white priest's robe has left millions of Catholics across the US outraged.

The Catholic League, one of the most prominent religious organisations in America  has slammed Loaded after its front cover this month spoofed Pope Benedict XVI's retirement.

The front page features busty ex-Page 3 girl Lucy Pinder wearing an open white robe, a cross around her neck, and holding another cross in her hand.

The 29-year-old, who is also dressed in black stockings and suspenders, is seen gazing up into the sky, wrapped in a priest's stole above the headline For God's Sake.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told TMZ: "Lucy Pinder shouldn't have any problem turning men's heads, so it is all the more gratuitous to see her wearing a priest's stole, stitched with crosses, nicely covering her plus-sized chest."

And he blasted: "If Lucy has any guts, perhaps next time she'll carefully drape herself in some Islamic garb during Ramadan. And then run for the hills."

A Loaded magazine spokesman told The Sun: "It wasn't aimed with the intention of upsetting the Catholic Church or the Vatican.

"However if they do want to consider Lucy Pinder for the Papal vacancy we will put it to her."

Lucy also defended the controversial cover, saying: “Loaded simply wanted a current news theme to the shoot, based on the unprecedented events of a Pope resigning.

"The shoot is meant to be fun and very tongue-in-cheek, the intention was not to cause offence."

Loaded magazine's owner Paul Chaplin added: "The basis for the alleged 'offence' is not stated, nor understood.

"The Holy See has held itself up to ridicule in the catholic and secular worlds by its historic and present conduct. Conduct which has led to the present papal crisis.


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