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Pope's Art Attack

A Banksy-style street artist caused outrage in Italy when he projected graffiti onto the Pope's St Peter's Basilica dome saying: "Wash Me."

Artist Iginio De Luca says he staged the stunt as a protest against the paedophile sex scandal that has engulfed the Catholic church.

The graffiti- saying Lava Mi in Italian - was lit up for more than an hour on Monday evening before it was taken down.

"I was suggesting that the Church should show it's kind, spiritual face rather than the greedy one that gives rise to these double standards," he explained.

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This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:





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