The Vatican has banned the makers of Angels & Demons, the latest book from Da Vinci Code bestseller Dan Brown to be turned into a movie, from entering the Holy See and any church in Rome.
However, the scene will now be shot on a soundstage after the diocese of Rome closed its doors against the producers. Father Marco Fibbi, a spokesman, said: “Usually we read the script but in this case it wasn’t necessary. Just the name Dan Brown was enough. ”
He added that most films are given permission, as long as they respect the “traditions of the Church”. Father Fibbi said: “Angels and Demons peddles a type of fantasy that damages our common religious beliefs, just like The Da Vinci Code did.”
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