The Church of England have demanded an apology over Sony's use of Manchester Cathedral as the background to an ultra-violent computer game, Resistance: The Fall of Man.
The PS3 game depicts a virtual shoot-out between rival gunmen inside the place of worship, with hundreds killed in an orgy of blood.
The Church says Sony did not ask for permission to use the Cathedral and that it is ridiculous to portray Manchester as a city plagued by gun violence, gangsters and with shootings depicted as a daily occurrence.
It also claimed that a Cathedral is a totally inappropriate place for a portrayal of a bloodbath of any kind, stating, "If you don't count the murder of Thomas-a-Becket, the crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the counter-reformation, the forcible conversion of the Incas and the Aztecs, the slaughter of Jews in the Middle Ages, assent to the slave trade, the sack of Constantinople and the recent murder of Roberto Calvi then the church as a whole is a great force for peace."
Sony today stated,"Pot-kettle-black."