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Pope Benedict XVI portrait 2 by Latuff2 Pope Benedict XVI portrait 2 by Latuff2
Another portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, inspired by Diego Velasquez and Francis Bacon.
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commander-rolex Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I tend to think that Velasquese would have challenged Bacon to a duel...
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PandaRosa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
"Ha! Told you I'd leave a legacy!" That said, I wish Benedict well, and all my hope to Francis.
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Zanondorf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I'm not accusing him of being a Nazi, but the fact that he worked for the German police at the time of the holocaust is something worth looking into, i assume though that this particular cartoon is because of the pedophilia scandal
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
"He worked for the German police at the time of the holocaust". Well, you have nearer to explain what do you mean with this sentence. The police in Germany had also other things to do than to kill or deportate jews, that did the SS. Joseph Ranzinger himself was a youth a this time and had (sic!) to help at the anti-aircraft warfare.
You could also ask, what my grandfather did as soldier "at the time of the holocaust" in France. He was sitting in a fortress in West-France because the Americans came. And it was not voluntary...
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Khair-Udin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Hm...! I am christian... But I really can't stand Benedict ..!!!
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
XD! Rrrratzingerrrr!
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GeneralZadrek Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Very much a look-alike.
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acla13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sinistro, é o que ele é.

Sinister, that's what he is.
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Only because of his eyes?
Well, thatīs really shabby...
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acla13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
More or less. I meant chiefly his attitude towards certain wrong things that took place in Church and that he pretended to ignore (eg pedophily) for a certain time.
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Now we can ask how he "ignored" "certain things". The pope is like other people dependet on other people. In the "Williamson-case" one of his employee found the "Holocaust-interview" too late, so Benedict wasnīt informed. In the pedophily-scandal the most cases happened before his time as pope, even as cardinal. And they were often the fail of the responsible bishops which was even critizised in an official letter: [link] (Part 7 and 11). And this was also the problem: That he not only didnīt know what happened there but also that "connection" to the people was broken. Perhaps intnetotional, the offices of the Vatican are still working on this case to find out, some bishops in Ireland who resigned.
But not only in the church happened fails. But also in the society itself like the "New York Times" wrote about the "fater-Murphy-case" in the USA: "“Father Murphy not only was never tried or disciplined by the church’s own justice system, but also got a pass from the police and prosecutors who ignored reports from his victims, according to the documents and interviews with victims.”" But in the most media the report was often reduced in an negative supervicial way that only the pope was guilt.
Why? Because heīs the "big boss" of the church and he has to know such things. That such an "all-knowing" is nt possible for a human, even for the pope, forget the most people, who critizise that it is not possible to be the "representative of god". Ratzinger himself worked a lot to solve crimes inside the church. Often with success.
So I think itīs a bit unwordly what some news reported about this cases. In my country, Germany, he was even accussed by some strange journalists that he did nothing again the pedophily-scandal at the famous "Odenwaldschule" [link] . He couldnīt do anything because the school was neither in his diocese (he was in München-Freising, the school is in Hesse, hundrets of miles away) nor a school of the church (it was an "humanistic-alternative" school, the teachers had the ideal of "philosophers"). Even the younger teachers didnīt know what there happened. Not untill the medias reported about the abuse in the church the former students trust the journalist and the police. Now this is nearly forgotten. Again.
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
You have made him look more creepier that he already does :XD:
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KingNot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Have you also noticed that he looks kind of like H.R. Giger? You know, the artist with the dark, organic stuff, most notably the design for "Alien"...
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZEE CHILDREN ... CAM TO ME, JA?

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Owen-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
That comment made my day, You win one free internet
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Ritualist Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D thx
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
eaten* xP
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
You Guys have really eatem him, do you? xD
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