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It must be in France's genes to do this! From the Catholic Herald: Dioceses edit photo of priest in cassock to make it look like he’s wearing jeans
Three French dioceses apparently doctored the image as part of a fundraising campaign
Three French dioceses have apparently altered an image of a priest in a cassock to make it look as if he is wearing jeans and a shirt.
Four dioceses in the south of the country, Perpignan, Montpellier, Nimes and Carcassonne made a video to solicit donations for an annual collection. The video featured a priest wearing a cassock meeting young people and taking a selfie with them.
The original poster
French blog Le Salon Beige said that as part of the campaign, a still-shot from the video was turned into a poster. However, in the dioceses of Perpignan, Montpellier, and Nimes, the picture was altered to add jeans to the priest and blur out the buttons on the top of his cassock.
The edited poster
The picture appeared unedited in Carcassonne.
Writing on New Liturgical Movement, editor Gregory DiPippo said: “If, as this rather sad little episode seems to indicate, a diocese becomes not merely reluctant to show a priest as a priest, but positively embarrassed by the idea, it should at least be honest and admit that the money collected in its fundraising appeal will be used to pay the lawyers who handle its receivership.”