Manila archdiocese links to transsexual porn site

Posted at 12/12/2011 5:03 PM | Updated as of 12/13/2011 4:39 PM
Transsexual porn website www.tvmaria.com

MANILA, Philippines - Will the Archdiocese of Manila blame a typographical error for recommending a transsexual porn website to the Catholic faithful?

The Manila archdiocese's website livestreamed the installation of new Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle on http://tvmaria.net Monday.

Days earlier, however, its webpage announcing Tagle's installation urged readers to watch the event live on http://tvmaria.com, which has a different domain name than its livestreaming site.

"There will be live streaming of the Rite on www.tvmaria.com and www.quiapochurch.com," the archdiocese' website said.

People clicking the tvmaria.com link were stunned when a transsexual man wearing only lingerie popped into their computer screens.

A Google cache screenshot of an Archdiocese of Manila webpage urging the faithful to visit www.tvmaria.com, a transexual porn site

A cache of the original page can still be viewed at http://goo.gl/JEvYr. It shows the page and the error as it appeared on Dec 9, 2011 at around 14:48:20 GMT.

The error has been corrected and the correct link, http://tvmaria.net, was later posted on the archdiocese's webpage.

The city's Catholic leadership has yet to comment on the issue.