Carnegie Mellon coed enrages church by dressing as half-naked pope in parade

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is asking Carnegie Mellon University to reprimand a female student who dressed as the pope — but naked from the waist down — to pass out condoms in an art parade, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

The student reportedly shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross while passing out the prophylactics.

The Catholic League said in a statement, “CMU’s decision not to suspend this female student, who publicly ridiculed Catholics and violated the local ordinance on public nudity, while invoking sanctions against the frat boys for offensive behavior behind closed doors, is legally problematic and morally indefensible.”

The university responded, saying, “We are continuing our review of the incident. If our community standards or laws were violated, we will take appropriate action.”

The Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said, ““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.”

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