10 Takes on the Pontiff in Pop Culture


Global fashion brand Benetton created a controversial ad campaign that upset the Vatican — especially since a billboard featuring the image was erected near the city. The company’s UNHATE ads showed world leaders making out, including the vehemently anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI planting a kiss on the lips of high-ranking Egyptian Sunni imam Ahmed el-Tayeb. Sadly, the company pulled the image after complaints from the Vatican.