Tuesday, April 04, 2006

'Da Vinci' And Opus Dei

"Opus Dei does not have any monks, albino or otherwise," Brian Finnerty said with a smile. Mr. Finnerty, the U.S. media relations director for the group, was debunking one of the many distortions in "The Da Vinci Code." The best-selling novel, which has a murderous monk named Silas as a main character, has been made into a feature film starring Tom Hanks and is expected to open some time next month ... maybe. Author Dan Brown is currently battling a plagiarism lawsuit in London brought by New Zealand author Michael Baigent and his American writing partner, Richard Leigh, who claim Mr. Brown stole their research from their 1982 nonfiction book, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail." [More]


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