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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Vatican succeeds in shutting down "blasphemous" webs

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Date sent:      	Sun, 14 Jul 2002 23:19:39 -0400
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From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Vatican succeeds in shutting down "blasphemous" websites
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Wait 'til the Vatican finds out about the First Church of Christ,
Abortionist (which now, admittedly, seems to be defunct):




Vatican complaint closes blasphemous sites

July 10 2002

Vatican City: Five internet sites carrying blasphemies against God and
the Virgin

Mary have been shut in Italy after a complaint by the Vatican
newspaper l'Osservatore Romano, the paper said today.

A special police unit "took over an internet site due to the
blasphemous nature of unrepeatable words which accompanied the name of
the Madonna," the paper said, adding that four similar sites had also
been closed.

The police blacked out pages on the site so that internet surfers who
try to visit them find nothing but the words "Site seized by the Head
of Rome's Special Police Force on the orders of Rome's Chief


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