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Lebanon bans 'The Nun' on religious grounds

Sept. 21, 2018 1:44 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 23, 2018 12:14 P.M.)
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Lebanese authorities have banned the new supernatural horror movie "The Nun" from screening in Lebanon theaters as it was considered "offensive."

"The Nun" talks about the story a priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the suicide of a nun in Romania, however, the movie was considered "offensive to the Christian faith" by Lebanese officials.

Georges Asmar, the founder of media agency Moviegoers.me, told The New Arab news outlet, "We received a verbal confirmation from the General Security. The Catholic committee watched the movie and asked the General Security to ban it in Lebanon for religious reasons."

Anis Tabet, a film reviewer in Lebanon, confirmed the highly controversial news.

Furthermore, the movie has already been removed from the biggest Lebanese theaters list of upcoming movies in Lebanon such as Vox Cinemas, Grand Cinemas, and Cinema City.

In August 2017, Lebanese authorities decided to pull the horror film "Annabelle 2: Creation" from theaters the night it was scheduled to premiere across Lebanon, came after objections from Christian clerics to some scenes.

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