Vatican Hires Legal Heavyweights To Protect Merchandising Rights Of Pope Francis And Holy See
God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope."And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more." Revelation 18:11 (KJV)
Unnerved by the proliferation of papal-themed T-shirts, snow globes and tea towels around the world, the Vatican has warned it intends to “protect” the image of Pope Francis and “stop situations of illegality that may be discovered.” It also wants to protect the crossed keys emblem of the Holy See.
a change for a church that for some 2,000 years has seen popes venerated on all manner of flags, banners and medals. But the popularity of Francis and the ease with which his image can be copied in the internet age has spawned a flood of papal trinkets, causing the Holy See to worry that they are losing control of his image.STORY AND VIDEO HERE: