Catholic World News
October 30, 2009
An article in L'Osservatore Romano has cautioned against the "dangerous messages" in popular celebrations of Halloween. “Halloween has an undercurrent of occultism and is absolutely anti-Christian," wrote Joan Maria Canals, noting that a focus on the macabre and ghoulish has crept into the celebrations even of young children. The Vatican newspaper article encourages parents to help their children avoid the harmful influences of the occult and the frightening aspects of public observances.
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Halloween dangerous says Vatican (Roman Forum)
Vatican condemns Hallowe'en as anti-Christian (Daily Telegraph)