Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

In 2013, the Cardinal of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, became the 266th Pope and the first Pope from Latin America. Filmmaker Wim Wenders has worked in partnership with the Vatican to create a film that’s more than a biography. The production allows Pope Francis to directly address audiences and share his vision and mission for social, environmental, and economic reform. (96 mins)

Post-film discussion:
Steve Baggarly and Kim Williams have shepherded the Norfolk Catholic Worker for many years.
Beatriz Amberman will speak on behalf of Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations.

“In this stirring portrait, it’s possible to see evangelism not in hectoring words or holier-than-thou bromides, but in loving action. Who wouldn’t say amen to that?” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is an essay in radical humility capable of moving a viewer regardless of his or her religious persuasions, or lack thereof.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe