Photo by Richard Foreman Jr./SMPSP/Courtesy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.

In the this photo, Paige wears the crown of thorns associated with one of the five signs of the stigmata. (The others signs are nail holes in the hands and in the feet, lash marks on the back and a pierced wound in the side—all replicating the wounds Jesus suffered at the crucifixion.)

Although the Vatican is not known for pronouncing on—let alone suppressing—any newly discovered text, Vatican officials are invariably cast as the bad guys in films about “secret” gospels.