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The Pope And His Thoughts On New Moon

Posted on November 21, 2009 by

Twilight New MoonIt’s no great surprise that the Pope isn’t a major endorser of the Twlight series.

Conveniently timed to the release of the “New Moon” sequel to Twilight, the Vatican culture council leader, Monsignor Franco Perazzolo, issued a statement about the underlying evil in the series. According to E! online, he said “this film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern”

His next comment further solidifies his position on the vampire and werewolf packed flick. “This theme of vampires in Twilight combines a mixture of excesses that, as ever, is aimed at young people and gives a heavy esoteric element.”

To clarify, esoteric simply means that the film is intended for only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge. In this case, this “small” number of people is a worldwide fan base of Twilighters, eager to indulge in their two hours of sparkly vampires, vicious werewolf clans and clumsy humans. This statement issued by the pope is reminiscent of the hate towards the Harry Potter series inspired by the Roman Catholic religion years earlier, which didn’t seem to affect sales and revenue. 

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4 Responses to “The Pope And His Thoughts On New Moon”

  1. asha says:

    honestly will these people get a life!!! It is a movie! it is for ENTERTAINMENT value only so what is the big deal??? It has nothing to do with the Vatican culture and making a mockery of it. I think these people just want to condemn something other than themselves. Nothing against the Pope but doesn’t he have better things to do than crush peoples spirits right about now???

  2. David says:

    Monsignor Franco Perazzolo is a member of the Pontifical Council For Culture.

    He is not the President (Leader) of the aforementioned Council.

    The cleric obviously doesn’t like the movie, that’s as far as it goes.

    No statement has been issued.

    The Pope meets diplomats, gives speeches, writes doctrinal documents from time to time, books and visits a few countries every year, he doesn’t give his opinion on books or movies, he doesn’t have the time, nor would he do so even if he had the time.

    Beware whenever you see “The Vatican says…” or “The Pope says….”, the media has a habit (No pun intended) of blowing stories of all proportions and sometimes they even make stories up.

    I’m sure you’re well aware of this. I’d also like to inform you that I’ve just knocked my cup of tea over…

    Thank You, Bye!

  3. caroline says:

    WOW!!! IM Speach Less. I still Cant belive it

  4. Bridget says:

    I was going to respond here, but it got to be so long that I opted to use it as a separate post on my own blog, which is listed up there. Suffice it to say, I agree with David, but if you care to read more, c’mon over.

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