Vatican / 05-08-2013

Vatican newspaper op-ed rues antisemitic gesture at rock music festival


L’Osservatore Romano has published an op-ed piece denouncing a recent antisemitic gesture at Rock Werchter, a music festival in Belgium.


At the conclusion of a concert by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, “a black balloon in the shape of a wild pig was released to the sky, on it a Star of David, in the company of symbols of dictatorial organizations and regimes from around the world.”


“Did they also have the right to draw the Star of David on the back of a pig and not be reported?” wrote Cristiana Dobner in L’Osservatore Romano. “Do we make laws addressing every type of phobia? We continue to talk about the respect for every religion and every human being, yet we keep falling into these shameful situations.”