WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority has voluntarily pulled a promotional video from YouTube after the Archdiocese of Washington complained about the star a Pope Benedict XVI bobblehead doll.
The video was intended to encourage people to use public transportation to next week's papal Mass at Nationals Park, but the archdiocese says the bobblehead pontiff was not wearing authentic attire. Archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Gibbs adds that many people would not have been comfortable with the video.
The video shows the bobblehead riding a Green Line train and buying a special one-day Metro pass for the Mass. The Metro media relations director, Lisa Farbstein, came up with the idea for a video and bought the bobblehead on eBay.
Farbstein says no offense was intended.