Cambodian catechumens see hope in the suffering of Jesus, after the violence of the Pol Pot regime
Cardinal Kim: "No anti-Semitism; the movie shows violence and hatred in us".
Archbishop asks for a revision of the ban
Christians fear that the film will not be shown due to government censorship. Meanwhille first private viewings of the film are accompanied by prayer gatherings and young agnostics want to know more about the faith. "The Passion" has "struck a heavy blow against atheism," says one Chinese youth.
Pastoral message corrects an Antisemitic approach to the film
The release of the movie "The Passion of the Christ" in Middle East Muslim countries opens the question on how Muslim see the crucifix. In Italy, for example, the crucifix in public places makes some Muslims intolerant and blasphemous. Elsewhere in the Islamic world, the Jesus who died on the cross and resurrected, the Jesus of Catholics, fascinates religious Muslims above all poets, writers and contemporary intellectuals.