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Catholic group urges Da Vinci disclaimer

Opus Dei, a conservative Catholic organisation, has asked Sony to put a disclaimer on the corporation's upcoming film based on The Da Vinci Code

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 17:56 IST

Opus Dei, a conservative Catholic organisation, has asked Sony to put a disclaimer on the corporation's upcoming film based on The Da Vinci Code.

The best-selling novel by Dan Brown contends that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had descendants, which was covered up by the Catholic Church.

Opus Dei has written to Sony Corp in Japan seeking a disclaimer on the film "to clarify that it is a work of fantasy and that any similarity with reality is purely coincidental".                                                                                    

      A still from the movie

Sony has said it is not a religious film, and is not meant to criticise. The movie, which stars Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou, will open this year's Cannes film festival on 17 May, two days before it is released worldwide, reports BBC.