In what some viewed as a harbinger of widespread international controversy over the upcoming movie version of The Da Vinci Code, the Italian Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday that it will remove a poster promoting the film from the scaffolding erected at St. Pantaleo church in Rome. The poster was "causing a problem," the Rev. Marco Fibbi, a spokesman for Rome's Vicariate, told the Associated Press. "This movie is not reputed to be particularly appreciated by ecclesiastic circles," he added. the Rev. Adolfo Garcia Duran, St. Pantaleo's rector, told A.P.: "It advertises something that is against Christ and against the church."




26/04/2006