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Bishop David Zubik thinks it should be illegal to criticize the church???

May 11, 2013

Arizona Republic

Student charged in nude pope parody

Associated Press Fri May 10, 2013 11:47 AM

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University Police have filed indecent exposure charges against a female student who paraded nude from the waist down while dressed as the pope.

CMU President Jared Cohon says in a Friday morning statement that charges were filed against the unnamed woman and an unnamed male who was also nude, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Cohon says the school upholds the right to create works of art but public nudity is a violation of the law. Last week Cohon apologized for the April 18 incident after Bishop David Zubik of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese complained.

Zubik says in a statement Friday that freedom of expression does not mean people should be allowed to disrespect anyone’s religious belief.