Italy: Bare-breasted nun ad removed before papal visit to Naples

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A controversial advertisement depicting a bare-breasted woman wearing a nun's habit and clutching rosary beads was removed from a billboard in Naples on Friday, on the eve of the Pope's visit to the city. Originally installed by fashion label Rosso di Sera, the company removed the advertisement following a number of complaints and replaced it with a new sign saying "Sorry" and "Welcome to Naples”. Speaking to local media, a spokesperson for Rosso di Sera said that there was no intent to blaspheme in the original advertisement and they made it clear that it had nothing to do with the Pope's imminent visit to Naples. The pontiff is expected to spend Saturday in the city, meeting a number of local residents before participating in a mass for the entire Church of Naples.