China Catholic church calls for movie boycott – Xinhua

Xin 280503181118530189910 From Xinhua, via China Daily (link):

China’s Catholic church yesterday called for a boycott of the movie “The Da Vinci Code,” saying the Tom Hank’s film insults the feelings of clergy and followers.

The movie made its global premiere in Beijing on Wednesday, hours before opening the Cannes Film Festival in France.

The movie and best-selling Dan Brown novel it is based on have generated criticism from Christians around the world who are offended by its premise that Jesus married and fathered children.

“The movie has many details that go against Catholic teachings or are even insulting,” said Liu Bainian, vice-president of the China Patriotic Catholic Association.

May 18, 2006 7:55 PM
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