A spokesperson for the Vatican has said that the theme of good versus evil found within the Harry Potter books is consistent with Christian beliefs. "I don't see any, any problems in the Harry Potter series."
The spokesperson, Rev Peter Fleetwood, is a member of the Vaticans council of culture and was speaking at a forum which focused on societies current trend of "New Age" living, which was steering away from Christian beliefs.
He was then asked if this new trend included the global fascination with Harry Potter and the fact that many groups see them as promoting the occult. He said of the author she is "Christian by conviction... even in her way of writing."