It’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.