Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli says he has agreed to become an image consultant to Pope Benedict XVI.
The pope does not have a "happy image", Zeffirelli tells Italian daily La Stampa in an interview published today.
"Coming after a Pope as telegenic as John Paul II is a difficult task," he said.
Two words: gold lamé. Lots of gold lamé.
Here's a cap of the La Stampa print version. Additionally, Frengo said that he wants to be elected to the Vatican to act as a sort of watchdog for protecting the church's image in popular culture, a defender of sacred imagery and faith-based reference. He goes onto cite Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, and how much damage it inflicted.
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