former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the
Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, is calling
on Christians not to contribute to the box office success of “The Da
Vinci Code,” as the movie presents a “distorted, falsified and
blasphemous image of Jesus Christ.”
“Christians”, the cardinal said during an interview with a Chilean television program, “should not see this film” and “should not contribute to the colossal profits that the person who invented this thing is going to receive.”
Referring to the book that has inspired the movie, set to debut in May, Cardinal Medina said it was “simply blasphemous” in claiming there was a romantic relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene.