Dan Brown upsetting Catholics again

A new film from the author of the Da Vinci Code is rubbing the Vatican up the wrong way again. The producers of Angels and Demons have been banned from filming in every Church in Rome.

According to Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, head of the Vatican’s Prefecture for Economic Affairs, the film is “an offence against God” and – you’ll never guess – “wounds common religious feelings”. The Da Vinci Code, he said,

turned the Gospels upside down to poison the faith. It would be unacceptable to transform churches into film sets so that his blasphemous novels can be made into mendacious films in the name of business.

You may remember the furore surrounding that particular blockbuster. Religious groups around the world united in their condemnation, and the Catholic church even tried to sue.

This new film doesn’t promise to be any better than the last, but the spectacle of the Catholic hierarchy stomping about in a rage could be very entertaining indeed.

2 Responses to “Dan Brown upsetting Catholics again”

  1. marc draco says:

    I though DaVC was OK, if a little long. Certainly not offensive; oh wait, I’m not religious though am I?

  2. Stuart H. says:

    Best thing about this is you never even need to see the film.
    Watching the Vatican dig itself into a hole about why the film is all holy smoke and nonsense while Catholicism is……not(!) will be entertainment enough!