Religious Porn?

This is tasteless and offensive.

Naked Madonnas outrage Rome

APRIL features a bare-breasted Virgin Mary in high heels, with arms outstretched to reveal bleeding palms like the wounds of Christ on the cross. September’s Virgin Mary is suckling a child, while March depicts a raven-haired nude washing a woman’s toes in a pose evocative of Mary Magdalene, the prostitute who anointed Jesus’s feet.

For the glamour photographer who took them, they are just an innovative new take on Italy’s Christmas obsession for calendars featuring buxom nudes. But for a vocal minority in the country the 12 scenes inspired by the life of Christ are blasphemous monstrosities.