Catholic Church Criticizes Wimbledon Competitor Agnieszka Radwanska for Nude Photos

| by Amanda Schallert
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Nude photos of Wimbledon competitor Agnieszka Radwanska recently appeared in an ESPN magazine, alienating Catholics in her home country of Poland.

Polish Catholic officials and a Catholic youth group Radwanska participated in two years ago, Youth Crusade, condemned the 24-year-old women’s semifinalist for posing naked in photos for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue claiming she acted shamefully and immorally, according to the NY Daily News.

The photo shoot showcased Radwanska, the world’s No. 4 women’s tennis player, sitting by a pool and floating in it, according to Fox Sports.

"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," said Father Marek Dziewiecki, a Polish Catholic priest, according to MSN Now.

Dziewiecki added that Radwanska would probably have to hide her naked photos from relatives if she wanted to have a happy Catholic family.

More than 90 percent of Polish citizens are Catholic, according to polls.