Russian Orthodox Church slams 2 acclaimed authors

In this Monday, May 30, 2011 file photo, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Father Vsevolod Chaplin speaks at a news conference on proposed legislation to curb abortion rates in Russia, in Moscow. Father Vsevolod Chaplin called on authorities Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 to investigate and ban novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez for "justifying pedophilia," keeping up his church's controversial steps to impose religious norms in a country that once rejected religion altogether. Father Vsevolod Chaplin discussed Nabokov's "Lolita" and Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" on Ekho Moskvy radio. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

September 28, 2011 9:47:00 AM PDT
A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said they should be banned in the nation's high schools.