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Da Vinci Banned in Lebanon

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  • Joseph Codsi
    I have received the following information through the Catholic newsletter that is produced in Rome by ZENIT.org. The text is in German, so I reproduce it with
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      I have received the following information through the Catholic
      newsletter that is produced in Rome by ZENIT.org. The text is in German,
      so I reproduce it with an English translation.

      GERMAN TEXT

      Buch „Der Da Vinci Code“ im Libanon verboten

      BEIRUT, 16. September 2004 (ZENIT.org) – Libanesische Behörden haben das
      Buch “Der Da Vinci Code” verboten. Der Roman von Dan Brown wurde wegen
      seiner verzerrten Darstellung der Person Jesu heftig kritisiert. Jesus
      heiratet in der Erzählung Maria Magdalena und wird Vater eines Kindes.
      Das Katholische Informationszentrum empfahl im Namen der libanesischen
      katholischen Kirche, die Bücher aus den Regalen zu nehmen. „Wir können
      nicht akzeptieren, dass unsere Würde und unser Glaube beleidigt wird“,
      sagte Abdo Abu Kasm, Leiter des Zentrums, der „Associated Press“. „Sich
      die Verleumdung Jesu Christi gefallen zu lassen, ist falsch verstandene
      christliche Toleranz.“
      ZG04091602

      ENGLISH TRANSLATION

      Book "The Da Vinci Code" forbidden in Lebanon

      BEIRUT, September 16, 2004 (ZENIT.org) - The Lebanese authorities have
      banned the book: "The Da Vinci Code". Dan Brown's novel was strongly
      criticized because of its distorted depiction of Jesus' person. Jesus
      married, in the story, Maria Magdalena and became father of one child.
      The Catholic Information Center ordered, in the name of the Lebanese
      Catholic Churches, the removal of the book from the shelves. "We cannot
      accept that our dignity and our faith be insulted", said Abdo Abu Kasm,
      head of the Center, to the "Associated Press". "To allow the slandering
      of Jesus Christ is a false understanding of Christian tolerance."

      MY COMMENT

      Now you can see how deeply I appreciate the opportunity a discussion
      group like yours gives me to express my views, event when most of you
      don't approve of them.

      Peace,
      Joseph
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      Joseph Codsi
      P.O. Box 116-2088
      Beirut, Lebanon
      Telephone (961) 1 423 145
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