|Archbishop Welby featured in the Church of England advert|
It is just an advert but the cinemas in England claim "it had a policy not to show political or religious commercials that might offend audiences."
The advert in question, is a Church of England advert which shows different people from all works of life (Archbishop Welby included), saying one line of the Lord's Prayer. The advert is to promote a new Church of England website, JustPray.uk, encouraging people to pray.
Arun Arora, director of communications for the Church of England, told CNN: "I am shocked by this wrong decision.
"We worked with Digital Cinema Media (DCM) from the beginning. We said: 'We are religious, we are the Church of England. Is there a problem with that?'"
The decision changed, according to Arora, after DCM reviewed complaints about adverts during the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014. After this review, the board decided to ban not just political, but also religious adverts from their cinemas, the Church of England claim.