Film starring Pope Francis to get first showing at Vatican

(Catholic Herald) Pope Francis will make his screen debut on Wednesday at the first official showing of a film in which the Pontiff plays himself.

The Pope has a cameo appearance in Beyond the Sun, a film about children searching for God. All proceeds from the movie will go to charities helping disadvantaged children in Argentina, the Pope’s country of birth.

Andrea Iervolino, one of the film’s producers, told the Guardian filming the Pope was an overwhelming experience.

“We make eight to 10 movies every year with big movie stars … This is not just a movie. This is something special.”

Pope Francis appears on screen for a total of six minutes at the middle and end of the film. [More]


Catholic Herald