World’s No. 4-Ranked Tennis Player Dropped From Catholic Movement For Posing Nude In Magazine

1. This is 24-year-old Agnieszka Radwanska from Poland. She was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon this year and is currently ranked number four in the world.

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2. According to the AFP, she is a devout Catholic and had appeared in a commercial sponsored by a Polish Catholic group called Krucjata Mlodych (Youth Crusade). In the ad, she repeats the group’s campaign slogan, “I’m not ashamed of Jesus.”

3. But recently, the group dropped her from the movement because they seem to be ashamed of this…

She posed nude in The Body Issue of ESPN magazine.

4. ESPN’s Body Issue says “It’s okay to stare” on their website. The young Polish Catholics disagree. They called it “immoral behavior.”

5. Poland, home to former pope John Paul II, is a deeply religious country. More than 90 percent of the population is Roman Catholic.

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6. A senior Catholic priest from Poland said, “It’s a shame that someone who has declared their love for Jesus is now promoting the mentality of men looking at a woman as a thing rather than a child of God worthy of respect and love.”

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