The front cover of Titanic
shows the Pope in a white cassock, stained yellow below the waist, with the headline: "Hallelujah in the Vatican: The leak has been found!" The back cover provides a rear view of the Pope and this time the stain is brown, with the caption: "Oops, another leak!" The images are references to the "Vatileaks" scandal that has rocked the Vatican in recent weeks, as previously reported in Digital Journal
Yesterday, a court in Hamburg granted an injunction, preventing Titanic
from distributing the issue or showing the images on the Internet. According to Der Spiegel
, Leo Fisher, Titanic
's editor-in-chief, characterised the court ruling, saying:
This is a huge mistake.
He went on to say that the magazine is prepared for a lengthy legal battle. Meanwhile, Titanic
is running a blacked out front page with the headline: "Verboten!" A clear claim that it is being subject to censorship.
comments wryly that people will no longer describe Pope Benedict as someone who can take a joke. The image the Vatican find so unamusing can still be seen at the Toronto Sun