'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word' screening in Turner Theatre on Oct. 25

See the acclaimed documentary that gives audiences unprecedented access to different actors in the Vatican including Pope Francis himself. Screening in Turner Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

Widely discussed for his many initiatives for reforming the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is the subject of a new documentary titled, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” which takes audiences into never-seen-before aspects of the Pope’s life in the Vatican.

Pope Francis gave unprecedented access to the world-renowned director, Wim Wenders, and to different actors in the Vatican. The Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society and Catholic Campus Ministry will screen the film Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Turner Theatre.

In the documentary, Wenders underscores three distinguishing features of this papacy: Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope to hail from the Americas (specifically Argentina), and the first pope to adopt the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Wenders was able to speak with Francis in candid settings, and the pope speaks his mind frankly, giving audiences direct access to the leader whose words and decisions have stirred controversy and admiration in the Catholic Church.

The documentary covers other aspects of the current papacy, such as Pope Francis’s emphasis on his three T’s: Trabajo (work), tierra (earth), and techo (roof), each of which he believes are fundamental to the rights of all people. The pope has also become a vocal advocate for the earth, reflected in his encyclical on the environment called “On Case for Our Common Home.” This was the first encyclical about the environment ever written by a pope.

“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” sheds light on many current events in the Catholic Church. The documentary’s intimate portrait of the pope places his hopes and aspirations for the Catholic Church in a new light. The film was released worldwide on May 18, 2018, and continues to be shown in various countries.

See this enticing and raw documentary about Pope Francis’s vision for the future of religion in Turner Theatre this Thursday.