The Catholic Church's unintended compliment

<p>After a long and increasingly strained silence the Catholic Church has responded to The Da Vinci Code, with the Archbishop of Genoa attacking its "shameful and unfounded lies". This week, in a no doubt unconnected move, the book returns to the top of the sales charts after a brief World Book Day hiatus. One of the archbishop's complaints about the book is that "it is everywhere". High, if unintended, praise indeed for the author, the publishers and the retailers.</p>

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