Sunday, May 14, 2006

Some Catholics hoping to cash in on "Da Vinci Code" bandwagon

PARIS (AFP) - Despite the outcry over "The Da Vinci Code", many Catholics see the frenzy surrounding the upcoming film of the bestselling novel as a chance to explain their faith and get people back into the pews. Last month an aide of Pope Benedict XVI, Angelo Amato, urged the public to boycott the movie of the book by US novelist Dan Brown, describing it as perversely anti-Christian. "If such calumnies, insults and errors had involved the Koran or the Shoah they would have rightly provoked a worldwide outcry," the prelate said. "But when they involve the Church and Christians, they remain unscathed." [More]


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