Been to mass in Italy lately?


No Lifer
Jun 7, 2001
Church requires a do-over for services held since 1998 :Q

Sep 12, 9:48 am ET

ROME (Reuters) - A church in central Italy may need reconsecrating after police discovered it had been the location for a pornographic film, Italian media reported Thursday.
The church of San Vicenzo's seedy past came to light when a local -- watching "Il Confessionale" ("The Confessional Box") -- recognized the spot. He called in the police who, on closer study of the movie, confirmed his suspicions.

The local priest said the film crew told him they were shooting a wedding scene in the church. But actually, a man dressed as a priest was filmed having sex with a woman playing the bride. The priest of nearby Gioia dei Marsi said that under canon (church) law the Bishop of Marsi, Lucio Renna, would have to re-bless all services held in San Vicenzo, east of Rome, since the film was shot in 1998.

Italian news agency ANSA quoted Renna as saying: "First we have to find out exactly what happened ... I have to speak with those involved and find out what went on and why."

At least it wasn't these two who caused the ruckus!


Diamond Member
Mar 31, 2003
hm. well, it appears the priest was decieved, but still was irresponsible in not overseeing them.

Red Dawn

Elite Member
Jun 4, 2001