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FUROR OVER BRITISH SHOW LAMPOONING POPE

    LONDON (CWNews.com) - A British cartoon depicting the Pope as an immature prankster has caused outrage among Catholics in the country, according to The Times newspaper on Monday.

    The series, Popeman, depicts a Pope -- producers say it is not based on a real person -- who is mentally backward, plays practical jokes, and terrorizes the Swiss Guard. Father Kit Cunningham described the project as "horrendous" and the creation of a "pathetic" mind. He said: "I believe this show will disgust most people, even those who are not Catholics. I will pray for the poor morons who produced it."

    But Phil Ox, the project's French director, said that the program would not be tempered to avoid upsetting Catholics. He said: "I do not think the Church has any problem irritating me sometimes. I support gay rights and believe abortion is a solution sometimes. We do not want to question the fact that people believe in God and just want to question the establishment of the Church."

          

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