(Scotland) Artist Depicts Pope as a Nazi-Pedophile

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: November 20, 2012

Dutch artist Jeff van Weereld's piece “The Holy Truth“ on display in Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland in November 2012, depicts the pope aroused, wearing a swastika shaped cross, and with his hands on two young boys. The artist claims to reflect „four facts“ of the Church: “There is high incidence of paedophilia, the pope did spend a good part of his formative years in the Hitlerjugend and the Wehrmacht, the church is friendly to the outside, but not necessarily within the hierarchy and they do tend to cover up things.”

A local member of parliament Mr. Thompson defends the freedom of expression of the artist but he expressed concern regarding objects of expression that cross a prudential line and offend sectors of the population. Source: http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/criticism-for-artist-who-portrayed-pope-as-nazi-paedophile-1-2614990