The 68-page Il Mio Papa (My Pope) will hit Italian newsstands on Ash Wednesday, offering a glossy medley of papal pronouncements and photographs, along with peeks into his personal life. Each weekly issue will also include a pullout centerfold of the pope, accompanied by a quote. “It’s a sort of fanzine, but of course it can’t be like something you’d do for One Direction,” the popular boy band, said the magazine’s editor, Aldo Vitali. “We aim to be more respectful, more noble.” [...] The magazine is a change of pace for the Mondadori publishing house, part of the media empire of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, which publishes the popular celebrity gossip weekly Chi. [NYT via DI]

3 comments (hidden to protect delicate sensibilities)
Show all comments ↓

Comments (3)

  1. Posted by Peter | March 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    That should gain him admission at the pearly gates.

  2. Posted by Don Jon | March 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Perfect.

  3. Posted by jj minihan | March 6, 2014 at 3:55 PM


    Love the mahogany hair shellack