Don’t mock the Pope
The Pope’s private secretary, “Gorgeous” Georg Genswein, has called for Italian satirists to stop making fun of him and his boss. The daily newspaper of the Vatican was critical of a recent spate of satirical sketches about the pair of them, broadcast on Italian TV and radio.
I am aware of the controversy and I hope that broadcasts of this kind stop. [...] Satire is fine. But these things do not have any intellectual quality and offend men of the church. They are not acceptable
The satire seems pretty tame. Comedian Luciana Littizzetto joked that she wanted to set aside some of her taxes to pay for a private meeting with the sexy papal secretary. There is an impressionist, Maurizio Crozza, on Channel La 7 who does a number on the Pope, and a two comedians on RAI Radio do a double act about the Catholic couple.
Here is an example of one of their jokes: “They’ve opened a restaurant in the Vatican – the Last Supper. Not bad. You order fish for one and get enough for 20.”
No wonder the Vatican are saying “enough is enough”!