Facebook has confessed it was mistaken when it banned an ad featuring the image of Jesus on a cross on Good Friday, and says the image now is acceptable for use.
Fox reported a Facebook official told the news agency, “This image does not violate our ad policies. We apologize for the error and have already let the advertiser know we approved their ad.”
WND had reported that the image of the San Damiano Cross, showing Jesus in glory, “reigning from his cruciform throne,” was refused by Facebook because of its “shocking content.”
“This is what the monitors at Facebook consider excessively violent, sensational, and shocking,” said a statement from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
The university said it had posted a series of ads to Facebook to promote an online degree program for theology, catechetics and evangelization.
Explained Facebook at the time, “Your image, video thumbnail or video