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Moldavian bishops: watching Da Vinci Code is apostasy from Christ

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  • arbible
    15 May 2006, 13:16 Moldavian bishops: watching Da Vinci Code is apostasy from Christ Kishinev, May 15, Interfax - Orthodox bishops in Moldavia led by
    Message 1 of 1 , May 15 1:52 PM
      15 May 2006, 13:16
      Moldavian bishops: watching Da Vinci Code is apostasy from Christ

      Kishinev, May 15, Interfax - Orthodox bishops in Moldavia led by
      Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and Moldova have condemned the
      upcoming showing of Da Vinci Code in cinemas in Kishinev.

      `To show this film in Moldova is to incite religious hatred towards
      Orthodox Christians who the recent census has shown constitute 93,4%
      of the Moldavian population', they have stated in a message, the
      text of which has been conveyed Interfax on Monday.

      The bishops believe the distribution of Da Vinci Code in Moldova
      means none other then a shameless insult at all Christians,
      disrespect for fundamental values of religious identity of the
      native population of the country and opposition to everything that
      makes up the foundation of our society'.

      `It is not only a shameless lie that is played on the screen, but a
      mockery at our Lord Jesus Christ. We confess Christ as perfect God
      and perfect man - one without sin, free from any inclination towards
      sin and inner temptation', the bishops have stated in their appeal.

      The film based on Dan Brown's book, the Moldavian bishops believe,
      is `an open insult at the Church and all Christians',
      as `distributors call people to amuse themselves by watching a
      mockery of the most sacred feelings of Christians'.

      `The participation of a Christian in the upcoming show means
      apostasy from Christ, a serious spiritual perversion and solidarity
      with mortal enemies of the Church of Christ', the statement reads.

      The appeal is signed by Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and
      Moldova, bishop Justinian of Tiraspol and Dubossary, Bishop Anatoly
      of Cahul and Comrat, Bishop Dormedont of Edinet and Briceni, and
      Bishop Peter of Nyspory.
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