Fake Priest Personality Posts Blasphemous Comments on Facebook Page

Country: Hungary
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Intolerance towards Religious Symbols | Hate Incident

June 2013: A group of Hungarian students created the fake priest Monsignor Tibi's facebook page. Msgr. Tibi is a paedophilic alcoholic who posts blasphemous comments. Since its creation the page has become less aggressive. The fake priest lived in a small village between Budapest and the Austrian border until the people from the village complained about the growing negative attention (the facebook page has over 135,000 likes). The creators then moved the figure into a fictional town.

The creators are students who claim that they created the facebook page in order to criticise society. The header of Tibi's page reads "a mighty fortress is our God" and is subtitled "and the bastion is his wine".

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