Pope's House Tagged With Obscene Graffiti

Police say it involved church sex scandal
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2010 4:56 AM CDT
Visitors admire a newly-erected column honoring Pope Benedict XVI in front of the house where the he was born in the village of Marktl am Inn, Germany.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Some cheeky heathens have sprayed obscene graffiti on the house in southern Germany where Pope Benedict was born. Police tell Der Spiegel that the message was scrawled in foot-tall blue letters over the front door. They quickly had it painted over, and wouldn’t reveal what it said, except that it related to the sex scandal embroiling the Catholic Church.

Joseph Ratzinger only lived in the house in Martktl am Inn for two years, but the village has sure milked them, erecting a gold column in front of the house, and installing a permanent exhibition on his life and works there.

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