December 12, 2013

Meet the priests of Italy’s ‘Roman beefcake’ calendar

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A page from the Il Calendario Romano -- The Roman Calendar -- which is popularly referred to as the "Roman beefcake calendar." Photo courtesy Piero Pazzi

A page from the Il Calendario Romano -- The Roman Calendar -- which is popularly referred to as the "Roman beefcake calendar." Photo courtesy Piero Pazzi

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ROME (RNS) "It's about marketing," said Piero Pazzi, the photographer behind the annual calendar featuring attractive priests of Italy. "It's a souvenir, not a statement of any kind."