The president of the prominent Carnegie Mellon University is under fire for a parody of the Pope that involved a young woman wearing papal robes and very little else, Debra Erdley reported in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“A young woman, wearing mock papal robes from the waist up but naked from the waist down, handed out condoms,” Erdley wrote “Her pubic hair was shaved in the shape of a cross.”
“ Another student parodied an altar boy.” Jared Cohon, the university president, apologized for a “highly offensive” parody of the Pope.
This parade let to outrage as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh demanded action over the incident. “I think we all know that when we’re growing up we do stupid things but to cross over the line in this instance shouldn’t happen with anybody,”Bishop David Zubik said.
Cohon said he will not comment while the matter is under investigation. Officially, Cohon said, “I regret that this occurred, and I apologize to all who were offended by this, for religious or other reasons, and especially to those who witnessed this behavior.”
Spencer Irvine is a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia.
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