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no-good friday Irish Catholic organisation petitions to ban lesbian nun film Benedetta

It offends God, and countless Catholics all over the world.”

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Benedetta

An Irish Catholic organisation are petitioning to ban a lesbian nun film titled ‘Benedetta’.

The film, which is directed by Paul Verhoeven, is set to be released in theatres across Ireland and the UK on Good Friday, April 15th.

Benedetta tells the story of a 17th century woman, Benedetta Carlini, an Italian nun, who begins an affair with another nun in her convent before their romance is discovered by the church.

To make their relationship even more complicated, Benedetta is marked by stigmata which is the appearance of wounds, scars and pain on the body in locations similar to those suffered by Jesus Christ following his crucifixion.

Benedetta is loosely based on the 1986 non-fiction book ‘Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy’ by Judith C. Brown.

Now, the Irish Society for Christian Civilisation have warned Catholics that the “blasphemous and impure” movie is a “smart smut attack on the Holy Catholic Church.”

The group was formed in 2004 by “Irish Catholics concerned about the multiple crises shaking every aspect of Irish and European life.”

They have also started a petition to get the movie banned.

The petition, addressed to the film’s production company MUBI reads: “I strongly oppose and condemn your distribution and promotion of Paul Verhoeven’s film Benedetta.”

“It offends God, and countless Catholics all over the world.”

“This immoral film blasphemously features: several Jesus-on-nun intense ‘make outs’, a statuette of Mary Most Holy used as a sex-toy, and voyeuristic lesbian nuns’ pornography.

They have also said that reviews describe the film as ‘pornography’, ‘nunsploitation’, ‘blasphemy’ and ‘anti-catholic’ while calling on the producers to “promote virtue, not vice.”

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The petition also says that the nun in question admitted that “everything she had believed and done had been because she was under the influence of the devil.”

The petition has over 13,000 signatures out of their goal of 15,000.

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