Catholic church denounces Philippine art exhibit

by Teresa Cerojano

source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/catholic-church-denounces-philippine-art-exhibit/article2122676/

Former Philippine first lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos reacts as she views an art installation of a crucifix with a movable penis at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila August 8, 2011. - Former Philippine first lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos reacts as she views an art installation of a crucifix with a movable penis at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila August 8, 2011. | ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

Former Philippine first lady and art patron Imelda Marcos on Monday joined Roman Catholic leaders in denouncing an art installation that combines religious symbols with phallic objects.

The exhibit at Manila’s Cultural Center of the Philippines by contemporary Filipino artist Mideo Cruz has provoked heated debate about freedom of expression in the predominantly Catholic nation.

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