PedoBear and the Pope

From the Times of Malta:

Two billboards in Marsa advertising the Pope’s visit to Malta got the unlikely addition of two stencilled images of what looks like a panda. It is not clear why the “artist” in question juxtaposed the bears with the Pope. The organising committee was alerted yesterday morning and it plans to erase the images.

Not clear? Welcome to teh internets:

The cartoon character “Pedobear” is a renamed version of the 2chan ASCII art character “kuma”.[citation needed] In his American incarnation, he is an anthropomorphic bear child predator that is often used within the community to mock contributors showing a sexual interest in under-age girls.[42] Pedobear is one of the most popular memes on non-English imageboards, and is gaining recognition across Europe. Although the meme is apparently unknown in Poland,[43] it has been used as a symbol of pedophilia by Maltese graffiti vandals.