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New film on Pope Francis premieres May 18

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A new film on Pope Francis is to be released on the 5th anniversary of his Pontificate, entitled Pope Francis – A Man of His Word the film opens a unique window onto the Holy Father’s ideas and his encounters with people from all walks of life.

Pope Francis - A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him.

Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, set the project rolling when he invited Mr. Wenders to make a film with the Holy Father. The result was a rare coproduction between Focus Features and the Vatican. Read also

Pope Francis’ ideas and message are central to the film, which presents his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions regarding death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the family.

Throughout the film, Pope Francis shares his vision of the Church and his deep concern for the poor, his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, and his call for peace in areas of conflict and between world religions.

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Jun 22, 2018

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