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Italian News - February 14

Italians attempting, for whatever reason, to do an MSN search on the word "merda" (shit) are being referred to a whiter-than-white Vatican website. Indeed, said search delivers Clerus.org as its first choice

Suffice it to say that Clerus.org is a web site belonging to the Congregation for the Clergy, which "suggests and promotes initiatives with regard to the sanctity and the intellectual and pastoral updating of the Clergy" and "seeks to promote a more adequate distribution of the Clergy all over the world". It contains no vocabulary which might justify such a high-ranking result.

Microsoft Italy and Clerus.org have been informed but were unavailable for comment.