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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Daily of the Italian Bishops Avvenire hired as a cartoonist a militant atheist, Sergio Staino, and pays him to draw blasphemies

In the Feb. 25, 2018 edition of Avvenire, publishes Blasphemous Comic showing St. Mary Magdalen slapping Jesus Christ

en.news The daily of the Italian Bishops Avvenire has hired as a cartoonist Sergio Staino, the chief editor of L’Unitàwhich was founded as the official newspaper of the Italian Communist Party. Staino is the honorary president of the Union of Rationalists Atheists and Agnostics, a hate-group operating with slogans like "The bad news is that God does not exist. The good news is that you don't need it". Antonio Socci comments, “Staino is the perfect man for the daily of the Italian Church which dislikes believers.”

Sandro Magister Oct 11 2017 The Communists the Pope Likes. And Vice-versa: In recent days a couple of surprising things have happened in Rome. And they are instructive in their way.
The first is the beginning of the collaboration with “Avvenire,” the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, of the satirical comics author Sergio Staino, with a Sunday strip entitled “Hello, Jesus!”
Here the surprise lies in the fact that Staino is an unwavering communist, was a “flower child” and a champion of free love, was until a few months ago the director of “L'Unità,” the defunct newspaper of the Italian communist party and then of the parties that succeeded it, and is the honorary president of the UAAR, the Union of Atheists and Rationalist Agnostics.
The absentminded Jesus of his strips still lives in Nazareth with Joseph and Mary, gives his father a hand in the woodshop, but his head is already elsewhere, looking to the time when he will leave to finally become - in Staino’s words - “the first of the socialists, the first to fight for the poor.”

Interviewed in “Avvenire” on the day of his debut, Staino recounted that some time ago, when Pope Francis, during a “long telephone conversation” with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, was told that back in 1948 Staino’s mother had been denied sacramental absolution for having voted for the communist party, the pope burst out laughing: “Tell the mother of this friend of yours that I will give her that absolution.”

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