Skip to comments.Vatican Accuses Media of 'Imitating Dan Brown'
Posted on 06/19/2012 6:14:00 AM PDT by marshmallow
"The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the Devil," says Vatican spokesman
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's number 2 accused the media on Monday of trying "to imitate Dan Brown" in their coverage of the VatiLeaks scandal and said the Roman Catholic Church's latest travails were part of the Devil's attempt to destabilize it.
The interview with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who ranks second only to Pope Benedict in the Vatican's hierarchy, was the latest attempt at damage control by senior Vatican officials since the leaks scandal began in January.
In a rare interview with the Italian Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana, Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, accused the media of "intentionally ignoring" the good things the Church does while dwelling on scandals.
"Many journalists are playing the game of trying to imitate Dan Brown," said Bertone, referring to the best-selling author of novels such as "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons".
"They (journalists) continue to invent fairytales and repeat legends," he said.
The scandal involves the leak of sensitive documents, including letters written to Pope Benedict whose butler, Paolo Gabriel, was arrested last month after a large number of stolen documents were found in his home.
Bertone said the media were full of "pettiness and lies spread in these days," adding that "outside Italy people have a hard time trying to understand the vehemence of some Italian newspapers".
He said the Church was "an unequivocal reference point for countless people and institutions around the world" and added: "This is why there is an attempt to destabilize it".
Church instability 'comes from the devil' Bertone branded as false the image of the Vatican as a place of intrigue and power struggles, saying: "The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that......
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The pope’s butler stole sensitive documents, and this is the end of the world?
So this is how it works? Obama blames Dubya? Pope blames Dan Brown?
Ahh ha! The butler did it! He may write a couple of books about his days in the Vatican. Maybe turn a few bucks to pay his lawyers.
No and no.
The article quotes Cardinal Bertone, not the Pope and he's criticizing the media, not Dan Brown.
Freepers as a rule, loathe the MSM. Strangely, when its target is the Catholic Church, some become rather more accommodating.
"The truth is that there is an attempt to sow division that comes from the Devil".
Exactly. Whether it's media organizations, political organizations, religious organizations, or individuals who prefer to follow Eve rather than Christ, the sowing of division always serves Satan. The more Christians stand against things like the HHS mandate, the more noise those who love division are going to make.
>> individuals who prefer to follow Eve rather than Christ...
Huh? Is this a reference to the cult of Mary? In any case, methinks a more in depth study of the creation narrative is in order.
Those who, like Eve, interpret the Word of God to suit themselves have adopted the same approach to truth as the fascist and leftist scum who interpret the Constitution to suit themselves. Such folks often jump to whatever conclusion fits the divisive propaganda they've lapped up rather due to the fact that they each have their own personal religion based on their own personal interpretation of Scripture.
“Freepers as a rule, loathe the MSM. Strangely, when its target is the Catholic Church, some become rather more accommodating. “ — tru dat
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