Vatican Recognizes 'Blues Brothers' as Catholic FilmThe official Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has given a glowing endorsement to 'The Blues Brothers,' a 1980 comedy classic that featured John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues, respectively, two men who felt they were on a mission from God.

"This is a memorable film, and, judging by the facts, a Catholic one," the paper wrote. On the film's 30th anniversary, the Vatican devoted no less than five articles to the topic, Reuters reports.

The Vatican feels Jake's story -- his prison release and subsequent effort to reunite his blues band to save
St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage -- resembles the saga of Jesus.