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India    CHURCH PROTEST FORCES WITHDRAWAL OF LAST SUPPER PIZZA COMMERCIAL
Christian protests in three Indian cities have forced a US-based fast food chain to withdraw a commercial that showed one of Jesus's Apostles trying to grab a piece of pizza at the Last Supper.
    Christians in Calcutta, Delhi and Mumbai protested after a TV channel aired the advertisement that showed Jesus restraining an Apostle, who tried to grab a pizza from the table, with the question, "Are you hungry?"
    Fr Dominic Emmanuel of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India said the advertisement was first aired oon 24 August and was withdrawn two days later. He said the general manager of Domino's Pizza told him about the firm's regret for "misusing and hurting the religious" sentiments of Christians.
   
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5 Sep 00



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