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Vatican newspaper sees Tintin as a Catholic hero

November 08, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has given a nod of approval to the new Steven Spielberg movie, The Adventures of Tintin.

Tintin, the comic-book detective, is “a knight without a stain,” the Vatican newspaper says. Although the young hero is not outwardly religious, L’Osservatore quotes at length from a French critic who sees Tintin as an examplar of Catholic virtues.


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  • Posted by: jjen009 - Nov. 08, 2011 7:33 PM ET USA

    I confess I love Tintin, but for goodness' sake! No wonder non-Catholics think we are nuts. Is this going to be in the next edition of the Catechism? :-)