Vatican May Boycott Angels And Demons
Just as The De Vinci Code drew condemnation from the upper echelons of the Vatican, so, too has its sequel, Angels & Demons . (Actually, Angels was written by Dan Brown before Code and is therefore sometimes referred to as a prequel.) On Friday, the Vatican's official newspaper Avvenire commented that the church "cannot approve" of the film, much of whose plot takes place in Vatican city. The following day, the Turin daily La Stampa suggested that the church has been considering boycotting the film but that officials are concerned that such an action could result in a "boomerang effect" that would result in even more people going to see it. The film is scheduled to open worldwide on May 15.