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The Vatican’s Newspaper Has A Surprising Reaction To Spotlight’s Oscar Win


With its win for Best Picture cemented in the public consciousness, one would think that the Catholic Church – particularly The Vatican – would be decrying Spotlight's victory. With Thomas McCarthy's film being so critical of the church's past behaviors involving cases of sexual abuse, one could hardly blame them. Yet that's not the response the official Vatican newspaper had, as they actually praised the film's message. L'Osservatore Romano  ran an editorial today simply titled, "It's Not An Anti-Catholic Film," which is actually an even handed assessment of last night's Best Picture winner. Right from the start, the film is qualified in ...
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