December 5, 2011

Germany's Catholic dioceses have ordered the immediate sale of a Church-owned publishing house after reports that it made millions of euros selling erotic and pornographic titles.

The Association of German Dioceses said "it is impossible to restrict adequately the Internet-fueled dissemination and production of media which contradict the ideals of the shareholders."

Weltbild, Germany's largest publisher, publishes Church documents and devotional works, but also steamy titles such as Tempted by Sin and The New Kama Sutra.