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Pope Benedict in Poland

The heavily Roman Catholic city of Warsaw did some things to spruce up the city for Pope Benedict's May visit.

Sexy advertisements were put under wraps and a ban on liquor sales went into force on Thursday in areas that Pope Benedict will visit during his just-started tour of Poland.

An eye-catching outdoor poster for an anti-cellulite cream was covered up after a conservative group in this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country complained that the sight of a woman's bare backside and thigh was offensive.

Tabloid newspapers refrained from publishing their customary topless models on their back pages on Thursday, while Warsaw bars were either closed or served only low alcohol content beer.

Link to a May 25 Reuters report here.

Posted by Jon on June 4, 2006 at 10:30 AM in Alcohol (general), Drinking Spaces, Poland | Permalink