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UPDATED: 13:22, May 24, 2006
Another South Pacific country bans The Da Vinci Code
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Solomon Islands is to become the second country in the South Pacific to ban the controversial film, The Da Vinci Code, according to Wednesday's report of Pacific Magazine, a local news service.

The move follows a similar ban imposed in Samoa earlier this week.

The Solomon Islands' state broadcaster, SIBC, reports that Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has sought legal advice on the issue from the country's Attorney General.

Sogavare said Solomon Islands "the film undermines the very roots of Christianity."

He said the government will be failing in its duty if it allows such a film to destroy the moral fabric of society.

Samoa's principal censor, who decided to ban the film, said the move comes after the censor's office invited leaders of the Samoa Council of Churches to watch a preview of the film.

The Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Samoa, Alapati Mataeliga, claims the film would "affect the belief of young people whose faith is not strong."

Source: Xinhua

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