Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Opus Dei seeks 'Da Vinci' disclaimer



'A number of Catholic groups are stepping up objections to "The Da Vinci Code" as the premiere of the Hollywood film approaches. Ron Howard's adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller based on theories Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had a child will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival May 17 and be released worldwide May 19. The novel and film centre on a plot by the Vatican and the conservative Catholic lay organization, Opus Dei, to hide the truth. An Opus Dei spokesman on Good Friday made public a letter the group sent to Sony Pictures Entertainment seeking a disclaimer, saying, "This is a work of fiction, and ... any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence..."' More

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