Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Archbishop of Genoa, Italy, is furious the book's plot revolves around the notion that the Church has concealed the fact that Jesus Christ married ex-prostitute Mary Magdalene and fathered her child.
Bertone will attend a series of public debates in Genoa Mar. 16 to debunk the conspiracy theories, which he claims are destroying Catholics' religious faith.
He says, "We are clearly facing a formidable distribution strategy here. The book is everywhere.
"There is a very real risk that people who read it will believe the fables it contains are true."
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