Nude photo shoot at cathedral draws ire of Colombian bishop

.- Bishop Ramon Dario Molina of Neiva expressed disgust this week over a photographer who managed to sneak past security shoot photos of a nude model at the local Cathedral.

Bishop Molina said the photographer deserves to spend “a few hours in jail” for the stunt, which has caused outrage among the residents of Neiva in southern Colombia.

“It’s disrespectful.  It merits at least a few hours in jail so they will learn their lesson,” he told reporters.

The photographer, identified as Reynel Llanos, chose the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Neiva to carry out the nude photo shoot for a magazine.

Although Llanos has apologized and said his “intention was not to offend anyone,” it is still not clear whether the pictures will be published.

Sneaking past security at the Cathedral, Llanos and his model climbed the stairs of the bell tower where Llanos shot the photos.  They were discovered by other journalists who were reporting on an emergency drill at another building in the Cathedral plaza.

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