Rome’s “Hot Priests” 2014 Calendar
“A group of young priests in Italy have thrown tradition to the wind and posed for a calendar that reportedly aims to inform people about the Vatican.
“The 12-page document contains black and white images of smiling seminarians in various locations in Rome as well as a few pages of information about the Catholic church.
Photographer Piero Pazzi, who put together the calendar, said the men are all real priests and none had been paid for their modelling. “I meet most of them on the streets in Rome and ask to take their photos,” he said. “Most are happy to be photographed after I tell them the reason for the calendar.”
“Yes, the men are good looking, but it is just a product, a way for people to be better informed about the Vatican.”
Mr. Pazzi, who launched the calendar in 2003, said priests from all over the world are welcome to take part in the calendar but add they will need to travel to Rome to be photographed.”
And here are your priests… introducing Mr. January & Mr. February:
Fathers March & April:
Padres May & June arriving just in time for the heat to start rising…
Fathers July & August:
Here are Fathers September & October:
And to wrap up the year, Fathers November & December:
What are your thoughts? A good way to get the public interested in the Vatican- or a little confusing with the mixed messages?
(Source: Calendario Romano)