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.