The Cathedral is a public place, I don't think they have any right to prevent people from making things based on it.
And to be honest this article makes it sound like the Church realized this and are secretly apologizing to Sony without actually saying "sorry". And what took them so long to forgive anyway, isn't the Catholic religion all about forgiving others and such.
And finally "He also added that since the row the cathedral had seen an increase in visits from young people and tourists..." So that means it actually boosted interest in the Cathedral. Perhaps they should be thanking Sony instead.
Sorry if it seems like I'm ranting on here. Perhaps you people can forgive me.
I reject your reality, and substitute my own.
PSN - Celvic