From ........... National Catholic Reporter

September 16, 1994

page 6

A POLISH MAGAZINE is apparently facing prosecution for using the country's venerated Black Madonna to illustrate an edition featuring environmental pollution. The Aug. 21 edition of the Poznan based publication, Worost [Straight Ahead] carried an illustration of the Black Madonna with infant Jesus, Poland's holiest icon, wearing gas masks.

The church owned Catholic Information Service reported that legal proceedings against Worost had begun in Warsaw under a section of the criminal code prescribing a two-year jail term for 'injuring the religious feelings of others by publicly insulting objects of religious worship.'