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February 21, 2000
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CATHOLICS SLAM ISRAEL TV PRIEST SATIRE

    JERUSALEM (CWNews.com) - The Catholic Latin-rite Patriarch of Jerusalem on Thursday demanded a public apology from the producers of an Israeli "candid camera" TV show that portrayed an actor dressed as a priest talking with passers-by about his love life.

    A hidden camera filmed the actor with an actress/nun asking passers-by how to win her heart. He also "blessed" people by slapping them on the head.

    "This offended thousands of Christians and even non-Christians in the Holy Land and many are continuing to contact us to express their rage," said Wadie Abu Nasser, an adviser to Patriarch Michel Sabbah. "We are asking for an apology. If our demand is not met, we will begin legal action."

    Spokesmen for the Reshet network which broadcast the program on Channel Two commercial television were not immediately available for comment.

          

February 21, 2000
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