CBCI demands ban on 'Da Vinci Code', 'Tickle My Funny Bone'
New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) today demanded a ban on Hollywood film 'Da Vinci Code' and Yogendra Konkar's 'Tickle My Funny Bone' saying that the films were offensive, and deeply hurt the sentiments of the Christian Community.
''These movies belittle what is at the heart of Christian faith and cherished in Christian life. They hurt the religious sentiments of the country and are, therefore, blasphemous and totally unacceptable to the Christian Community,''a spokesperson of the CBCI said.
The secretary general of the CBCI, Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes has demanded immediate withdrawal of the proposed release of these films in India.
''The Indian Christian community takes strong exception to the release of these movies in the country, as they are based on falsehoods about Christian faith and life and will hurt the faith of individual Christians and bring Christian communities into disrepute among people of other religions,''Mr Fernandes said.
Appealing for immediate action in the matter by the Board of Film Censors, the CBCI urged the censor board to ban such movies, which are based on wrong notions of Christianity and its teachings.
''Any reference to the Religious tenets and traditions should be referred to the respective leaders of the Religion,''it said.
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