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Update: New Pope on record as critical of Harry Potter
by David Haber, Wizard News Editor
According to the Contact Music web site, new Pope Benedict XVI has criticized J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books for "undermining the soul of Christianity".
Pope Benedict XVI
This claim apparently stems from a statement the Pope made more than two years ago when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger. He was praising Gabriele Kuby, author of the book "Harry Potter - Good Or Bad", for revealing the hidden agendas behind the world's most popular children's books.
The then Cardinal Ratzinger is quoted as having said, "It is good that you explain the facts of Harry Potter, because this is a subtle seduction, which has deeply unnoticed and direct effects in undermining the soul of Christianity before it can really grow properly."
Published April 24, 2005
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