A Galician satirical magazine has been “kidnapped” by its printers because they disagree with it making fun of the Pope and the Church.
The special issue of Retranca was meant to coincide with the Pope’s visit to Santiago de Compostela, but the printers took offence and refused to release it for distribution, citing their “moral disagreement” with its contents.
Roughly translated from Galician, the headline reads “The Pope’s visit will cost 3 million Euros”. The Pope is saying, “No miracles of loaves, or fishes, or hosts. I make it rain cash on me.”
The magazine’s director, Kiko da Silva, said:
The decision is absurd and has no rhyme or reason. The owner of the press told us not they wouldn’t hand over the copies because they morally disagree with the contents and they will do everything possible to prevent it seeing the light of day. Literally, they said they would not give publicity to such blasphemy.
Retranca is taking legal advice.