The Roman Catholic bishops of Illinois are condemning the best-selling, Christian-themed Left Behind books as “anti-Catholic.

The Roman Catholic bishops of Illinois are condemning the best-selling, Christian-themed Left Behind books as “anti-Catholic.” They cite story lines they say are offensive–including one that involves an American cardinal who becomes the right-hand man of the Antichrist. The Illinois bishops plan to issue a statement to Catholics next week calling the series of novels by fundamentalist Christian authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins anti-Catholic.