BY STAFF REPORTER
THE VATICAN newspaper has broken new ground by publishing an approving review of the latest Harry Potter movie.
Some leading figures in the Catholic Church, including the present Pope, have in the past been suspicious of some of the messages conveyed by the Potter novels, but L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, said Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince was a fine film, which “made the age-old debate over good versus evil crystal clear”.
The paper also applauded the film’s treatment of adolescent love, saying it achieved the “correct balance” and made the stars more credible to the general public.
The newspaper said the film was the best adaptation yet of the J K Rowling series because it makes clear that good should overcome evil “and that sometimes this requires costs and sacrifice”.