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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is a movie starring Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva, and Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea. Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Other Titles
Papa Francisco: un hombre de palabra, Pope Francis - A Man Of His Word, Le pape François: un homme de parole, Pape François - Un homme de parole, Papa Fransis: Čovek od Reči, El Papa Francisco: un hombre de palabra, El Papa Francisco: Un hombre de palabra, Papież Franciszek - człowiek, który dotrzymuje słowa, Papa Francisco: Um Homem de Palavra, Papst Franziskus - Ein Mann seines Wortes, ローマ法王フランシスコ, Papa Francesco, Pope Francis - A Man of His Word, Papież Franciszek i jego przesłanie, Papa Francesco - Un uomo di parola, Le Pape François - Un homme de parole, Ferenc pápa: Egy hiteles ember
Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography
Wim Wenders
David Rosier, Wim Wenders
Joe Biden, Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea, Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva
Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Holy See (Vatican City State)
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Comments about documentary «Pope Francis: A Man of His Word» (19)

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Catherine J.

I found this movie to be truly amazing and well worth watching. The film starts with the life of the young priest who lost his faith, and it shows the tragic events that lead to his eventual death. The documentary is not only about the young priest, but it's about the church, the problems with the priests, and the lack of respect that some people have for the Catholic Church. The film goes on to show the efforts that the priest made to gain a normal life, and to be a priest again, and the events that led to his eventual death. The documentary is very well done, and is quite entertaining. It is not a documentary that you can just skip through, as it is very important to understand what happened. It is a very sad story, and I think that it is important to see the effects of the priests' actions. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the Catholic Church.

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Pamela Salazar

The Pope is a man of his word. In this film, he tells us how he made his life's journey from a small boy to a world-wide leader. It is a film that shows us the way he has been treated by the media and the world around him. It also tells us how he has treated the world around him. The Pope's words are inspirational. They show us how we can go through life with our heart open and always striving to do good. This film is an example of what you can do when you follow your heart.

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Mary Banks

I am a priest and this is a very personal experience that I had with this man. I found it to be a very humbling experience. I have known him for years and have been blessed by his teaching. This movie was very interesting and I enjoyed the message it brought to me. I was very moved by the heartwarming scenes and the message. It was a very moving experience. I am so glad I watched this movie. I am also glad I was able to witness a few of the scenes that he has been involved with. I have been in this church for over 20 years and have been blessed by his teaching and his ministry. I feel a great responsibility to make sure that my children are able to follow the same example that he has. This movie was very moving and I am grateful that I watched it. I have shared this with my family and I am planning to share it with others.

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Deborah Ryan

I have never been more moved in my life than by this film. I am a huge fan of Francis' teaching, and have been following his work for years. He is the perfect example of a man who has shown the true face of God. He has shown the love of God for man, and the love of God for his people. I am not sure if I have ever been moved by a film, but this one is just one of the most powerful things I have ever seen. This is not just a film, but an experience of God's love for man, for all of us, and for the world. I recommend this film to anyone who is seeking to understand the Bible and its message. If you are looking for a film to watch, this is the one to watch. If you are looking for a film to share with others, this is the one to watch. I have never felt so alive, so inspired, so in love with my God. I am so grateful for this film, and I cannot wait to see it again. Thank you for making this film. God bless you, Father Francis.

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Yes, it is a bit long but I recommend this doc for those who are interested in how a "progressive" Pope can really live up to the mantle of the "modern Pope". And of course, he's not going to stop every so often and show how much more we've come to understand of what's the TRUE essence of the Catholic Church and their "progressive" side. That's part of the great thing about this doc: that we can see what this Pope really is and not what the media (and not even the Vatican) would have us believe. I also liked how he touched on many aspects of the "evangelical" culture and Catholicism (and many other) that we (including him) are all familiar with. A very well done movie indeed.

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Carol Stone

Pope Francis was elected to the role of Pope Emeritus, an important decision that raises some expectations about the future of the Catholic Church and its leadership. To celebrate his 80th birthday, Pope Francis recorded an inspiring and important interview with a Japanese journalist. He recounted the stories of several important historic events that shaped his life and the Church. The majority of these events were quoted by his interviewer and they ranged from his time at the Vatican in the 1970s to his meeting with President Bush in 2005. Pope Francis made a few statements that most people are familiar with. One of these is when he said that there are "two groups of enemies" in the world: those who try to destroy religion and those who try to destroy the human spirit. I would agree that the church has suffered a lot of losses in this century but I don't agree that the Church is on the verge of total destruction. I believe that the church has a future. I also think that people in the church have the responsibility to protect the teachings of the Church. If the church does not do that, then perhaps it will become more like a mere museum that will not be able to defend its teachings. This movie will hopefully show the challenges that the Church is facing, the strengths of its leadership and the strengths of its mission. There were some very important statements made by Pope Francis. He talked about the Church's mission to protect the life of children in the womb and the importance of caring for the elderly. He talked about the importance of providing families with an alternative to abortion, especially since many Catholic families are also taking in young children. Pope Francis also talked about the difficulties faced by immigrants, especially those who are trying to assimilate into the cultures of their host countries. His words were so profound and poignant. They are very inspiring and many will remember this quote by Pope Francis from the interview: "In some parts of the world, families are broken. They don't know each other. There are conflicts, but no one really talks about it. That is because people do not know each other." One of the most touching statements in the movie was made by Pope Francis' father, who was hospitalized for years and died in a nursing home. The father said that his father was a model of a faithful and devoted man who could never give up on his mission for the church. When asked why the pope was so committed to his work, his father replied: "For the church, to protect the lives of people, to protect the values of the church and of the country." He continued: "When I am as old as I am, I believe that I will continue to do the same work of defending the values of the church, defending the truths of the faith, defending the dignity of all human beings. There is always one who has to speak for the church." Pope Francis has established himself as a leader of the Church and a key figure in the history of the Catholic Church. As a Jesuit, he is one of the most accomplished Jesuits in the world. Many Jesuits work with children and to help the elderly. He also worked to support the orphanage where many children were saved from prostitution and exploitation. Pope Francis is a strong advocate for the Gospel, a Christian teaching about the salvation of the human soul. He is a leader who believes that the way we live our lives is part

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Edward Lopez

I am a former priest. I have known many priests who are a lot like this man. They are a lot like the priests in this documentary. They have been through many ordeals and the men they served were at the very bottom of the barrel. Many of them went on to serve as priests, and others became priests themselves. This is a great film that will hopefully inspire other priests to do the same. The main character is a very devout Catholic. He has a great passion for the church and his devotion is contagious. He is not afraid to tell the truth about the church and its priests. He does not want to serve them but he wants to share his story with the world. The real message of this film is that there is a lot of truth in this film. It will change your life and the lives of many priests.

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I am a former Catholic. The Church was my church for many years, but I was looking for a reason to leave after attending a parish school there for many years. I thought I would be doing good and serving the poor, but it was not so. My husband was Catholic. He and I just got together at our wedding. He was very supportive. I had heard about the film "The Gospel of The Kingdom" which was one of the best spiritual books ever written and was impressed. When we found the movie at our local library, I read it and was very excited. I was hoping to see the best thing ever for Catholic women, but after viewing this film, I learned how truly one should be judged on the basis of the character and how she behaved. I was very surprised to learn that the film was not for everyone. I am Catholic, but this movie was not about Jesus. This movie was about women and the many sins women commit, but also how good women can be, without having to suffer the loss of a child or life in an abusive relationship. There were many women in this film who did not carry around a child, but still had a very good spiritual life. The filmmakers of the film do not seem to be saying that all Catholic women who have a child are suffering or evil, but are instead showing the good qualities that can be found in all women, but are shown in some more under-rated. The film ended with a special message for women of the Latin Rite who are looking to be helped, but are not willing to have the dialogue with their priests or have a conversation with them. A great film, one that should be shown in church every Sunday, and not every day. I would like to see this film produced again, because I believe it was highly effective. I believe the Church has done a great job of teaching men and women how to be good to one another.

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Joyce Clark

A. Mirrors on the walls of this beautiful and spacious apartment house are filled with religious artworks that display the spiritual messages of the Bible and the writings of the early Christian church. This place is a rare find for all to see. However, it is the living space of Pope Francis, who is currently visiting Rome for the inauguration of his papacy. The first thing you see in the apartment is the beautiful stained glass paintings of Jesus Christ, the Archangel Gabriel, the Virgin Mary, and the God of Israel, who is portrayed as a lion. The other windows on the walls display images of the Virgin Mary and Christ while the walls of the living room are filled with paintings of the various saints, saints, and saints of the churches and monasteries of the Vatican. The walls are painted with a love of Christ and for this reason, they give rise to much talk and debate amongst the residents of the apartment. After a few years, there are complaints that the artworks should be taken down and replaced with more appropriate images. Pope Francis accepts the idea and takes the responsibility to clean them up and replace them with new images that better reflect the teachings of the Bible. He also plans to restore the artworks to their original state, which will be done through an established art museum and museum. However, he does not feel the need to completely clean the walls. He sees the work of God as a symbol of God's love and compassion. And, as Pope Francis and the residents of this apartment house agree, God is indeed a lion in this instance.

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I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first. I went into this expecting something that would be boring, boring, boring. And to my surprise, this was not what I got. I was pleasantly surprised. While the stories weren't all that gripping, the overall feeling was that Francis was able to build on his teaching and be himself without forcing any answers on the audience. Francis made a lot of the people he was teaching look for themselves, but also helped them find some deeper questions they had. I was impressed by how thoughtful and eloquent Francis was, and the way he handled the "dirty little secret" that the Church is taught to hide. I have to admit I thought the emotional and psychological issues Francis dealt with were a bit exaggerated. I have always been afraid of going to confession, and I thought that was a huge exaggeration for an older man. The people he had to deal with were much more difficult to deal with. While there were some interesting things about him, I was glad that he allowed the idea of his legacy to speak for itself. I enjoyed the way he came up with ways to share his message of the Bible and how it could affect people in their lives. I also enjoyed how he gave the audience a chance to go on an emotional journey with Francis, and really learn about what makes a pastor great. I felt the film was a wonderful insight into a man that was so humble and selfless. The film didn't really go into the specifics of his teaching and the way that he approached the gospel, but it did give the audience a chance to experience what the man had to go through. I highly recommend this film. It is an excellent insight into one of the most interesting and important leaders in history.

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Dylan S.

The movie is set in the 1980s, the year before Pope Francis was born. It was around this time that the Pontiff was living with the early days of the UN, looking for ways to bring the world together. Pope Francis meets the children of the poor. In the background, he gets a great view of the New York City subway system. He is very sensitive to the suffering of the poor. He talks to children and their families. He looks into the eye of the hungry and the oppressed. He gives a great talk in Argentina. He meets with the poor and their children, and the very, very poor, who are living in the slums of Buenos Aires. These children have all lived in the slums for many years. And they are so hungry for fresh food, they eat it right out of the ground. They cannot get food for themselves. They sleep outdoors. The movie begins with the Pope, dressed in a Gucci suit and looking very handsome, talking with the children of the slums. He offers to help. And he does, bringing the slum children to him and giving them food. He gives away his clothes to the children. He is very generous, very good to the children, so the children get warm and cozy. Pope Francis finds out that there is a giant earthquake in Argentina, the biggest in 500 years. He has a few days to live. This movie is very moving. It reminds us of what Pope Francis did in the 1980s. He gave to the poor, and he was more of a humanitarian than Pope Francis. Pope Francis has given away his papal powers, and now he is an ordinary man. The movie ends with the Pope's return to Argentina, and the children of the slums asking for his help, so that they will be able to feed themselves. It was an important part of his life. I am very impressed by the Pope's service to the poor. It is an important lesson that children learn from the movie. Pope Francis was known as a missionary, and he wanted to use his influence to help the poor. He is very compassionate.

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Gerald Martin

I found the first half hour of this film rather boring. Although, I will say that the revelations and his life were very well documented. I thought it was a bit strange that he chose to speak to the people in a group and not in a speech. Although, he did not know what they were saying or saying and it was very hard to hear what he said in English. I was thinking "he could have said 'Lama lo tanto'." I would recommend the film, but I think you have to pay attention to it and listen to it, because there is a lot of words that you have to hear. I liked the overall story, but I did not like the editing. It was like watching a TV show with someone saying the same things over and over again. It was a bit annoying and the end was kind of abrupt. I do not know how this film is getting such a high rating on IMDb.

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Joyce Morgan

I am not religious. I am, however, a Catholic. The first time I went to a Catholic Mass was a year ago, and I can't recall the last time I went to a Catholic Mass. All the religious services I had seen were of a Protestant nature. And most of them were in Rome. I had the idea that if I could go to a Mass in Chicago, I would be out of my mind. But, in the past few weeks, I have come to realize that that is not a good thing. If you know anything about Catholicism, you know that the Mass is not a Protestant event, but a Catholic event. The word Mass is derived from Latin Massis, which means "be delivered." When the pope became Pope John XXIII in 1969, he had the opportunity to organize a Mass in Chicago, in the same way as the German monarch had done during the reign of Otto the Great. But, by all accounts, he didn't go through with it. One of the reasons for this is that he was called upon to "have" the Mass. As he said, "I was asked to have the Mass, not to have the Mass." When I heard about this, I was like, "You mean you don't have the Mass?" I mean, isn't it all about what the pope does, and not what he does? I felt that my very life was at stake, and, when I heard that the pope had a personal and official residence in the Vatican, I was like, "I don't want my life to be at stake." But, my friends were concerned, and they called me and told me that they were going to make me go. So, my life was at stake. I knew that if I went to this Mass, the chance that I would be disappointed, that I would not have the pleasure of seeing the beautiful shrine of St. Peter's, would be even greater. So, my friends did what they could to make me go. So, I went. And, by the time I got there, I was very moved. I saw what was in the "realm" of the Holy Mother of God. But, the two things that were most moving to me were: the difference between being a true Catholic and being a true Protestant, and the true meaning of life. I was at peace with myself. I could see that I was the most blessed human being on this planet. And I realized that that I had the responsibility to my fellow man, and I could not allow myself to be defeated by a hostile world. I realized that it was not just the Old Testament, but all of the biblical writers. There was a lot of emphasis on the reason that God said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," and he promised the world that He would make the world worthy of His presence. I felt that when the priest said that there would be three men in this Mass, I could see the three roles: the priest, the priest's wife, and the priest's family. I realized that these three roles were the roles of priesthood, the priest's wife, and the priest's family. So, when he said that there would be three men, I understood the priests role as the priest's wife. And, when he said that there

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Paul N.

A very well made and edited documentary. It's interesting to hear from Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone who was the Vatican's top leader during the Vatican II era. His views are quite contrary to the official position of the Vatican and it is interesting to hear from other prominent cardinals. He makes a good point that the pre-Vatican II church does not really believe that homosexual acts are sin. There are many different explanations for this position and it is really hard to say which position is "correct" and which is "wrong". Some say that the church is trying to get back to the time of the Apostles when they were being persecuted for their sexual practices and others say that the church needs to be a more open and accepting of different kinds of sexual practices. Some say that all sexual behavior is sinful and that a person needs to be celibate to be a Christian and that celibacy is a choice and not a necessity. It is also interesting to hear from Archbishop Peter Turkson who worked at the Vatican and who is now a professor at Georgetown University. The story of Archbishop Turkson is interesting and I would recommend it. If you are looking for a good summary of how the church has changed since the time of Vatican II then this is a good documentary to watch. It is also good to listen to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's testimony on the subject. As for the people who are attacking the accuracy of the movie and making a lot of noise about it, it is very important to point out that the people who are making a fuss about the accuracy of the movie are most likely in the process of moving into the ranks of liberal church-goers who support homosexual behavior. If you are one of them then please give the movie a chance. It is still worth watching.

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It's not a film you should go to see for its message, its entertainment value or its review of its subjects. The fact is that it's a documentary about a man who is a prophet, not a scientist or a philosopher. He knows his message is good but how do you convey it in a way that makes people understand and follow it? The answer is to make it simple, to tell it in a way that a beginner can understand it. There's no scientific proof that vaccines are harmful but that doesn't matter. When it comes to an important issue, like global warming, and you want to make it easy for the people, you have to explain it in a simple and clear way. You have to simplify it to make it simple. In a sense, the film is about the pope and the research he did in order to spread the message. This is not just his message, it's the whole message of the church and it's messages. And there are many messages. I really liked the personal side of the movie. I don't know who all the people are that were interviewed for the film, but they're all great people. The pope is not the most famous man in the world. That's true, but he's a very important figure in the church. He's the most important figure in the Catholic church. There are many important people in the church that are not famous and the pope is one of them. He is a man who uses his image and his charisma to spread his message. He's a good man and this film is a testimony of that. It's a testimony about the effect that this man's message has on the church and the world. He was not a scientist. But that doesn't matter. I'm sure that there is a scientific proof that vaccines are harmful, but I don't know that, because I haven't studied in medical school or other universities. I believe that the scientific proof is somewhere. And it's also a testimony about the impact the pope has had on the church and on people. In many ways this film is more an essay about the papacy. And one of the main points that this film makes is that the church has made many mistakes in the past. The church, the pope and even the pope's words, have been used to justify terrible things. That's true, but the pope was not the first person to make a mistake in the church. There were many others. It's a very important point and it's also a testimony about how the church has changed over the years. There's a lot of good things in this film. It's not just about the pope but about a lot of people that were interviewed and they're all good people. The pope is not a scientist, but that doesn't matter. The message he's sending to the world is the same as his words. That's why the documentary is very good. This film is about the pope's life, his struggles with health problems and the effect he had on the church. It's not a film that you'll have to go see once and you won't regret it. The message is good and the documentary is excellent. I rate this film a 7 out of 10. I recommend this documentary.

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Cynthia W.

I went to see this movie with my friend, who had never heard of Pope Francis, and it was the first time I had ever seen a Pope's face, so it was a very interesting experience. Although the movie was not very good, it had a good message, and it was a very interesting movie to watch. The movie shows how Pope Francis and the Jesuits can change the lives of people, and how he can change the world. It also shows how he is a great example for people to follow, and how he is a great example for the Catholic Church to follow. I think that the movie was very good, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Pope Francis.

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Kathleen W.

This film is supposed to be an analysis of the events surrounding the Vatican Bank fraud scandal and the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. But there's so much more to it than that. Much of what I saw on screen was positive. The focus on the actual scandals was understandable, as it was obvious that there was a big financial scandal surrounding the Vatican Bank. What I didn't like was that Francis is seen to be making personal decisions about the Vatican Bank and not the people involved. There's a scene in the film where Francis tells a story about an elderly woman that he never saw before and never had any dealings with her, and Francis says that he's always wanted to help her, but that he just couldn't. That doesn't fit the way Francis is seen in the film. Francis seems to have a moral compass and is always doing what's right. But on the other hand, when it comes to the current Pope Francis, who is far more corrupt than Benedict XVI, there's a question of whether it's really in the Pope's best interest to allow it to be. On the other hand, Francis has an advantage over Benedict, as Francis is seen to be getting his job done. Francis has a steady and calm style, which makes him very easy to relate to. The same can be said of the character of the Pope's second in command, the 'crown prince' of the Vatican Bank, and he is seen as a strong, quiet, no-nonsense man. These people are ideal companions to Francis. In my opinion, Pope Francis has more integrity than Benedict XVI, who has proven himself to be a hothead and a self-serving person. Francis seems to be more powerful and more benevolent than Benedict XVI and even more intelligent than Benedict XVI. I think Pope Francis is also a more inspiring person. He has been very outspoken, unlike the Pope who was more restrained. Francis has been very outspoken about the corruption of the Vatican Bank. And I think that this is a good thing because the Vatican Bank was one of the biggest scandals in history. Francis is seen as taking a strong stand against it. There are some very good points on how Francis has been protecting the people of the Vatican Bank. However, there's a moral question to ask oneself about how it's appropriate for the Pope to use his influence for personal gain. I think Francis has chosen the right path in becoming an advocate for the people of the Vatican Bank. As much as he's been criticized for this, I think he's the right man for the job. Francis has been strong enough to not only clean up the Vatican Bank, but to protect it from its own financial problems. I do have some problems with Francis's methods of handling the Vatican Bank, however. One of my biggest problems with the Vatican Bank is that Francis has refused to get involved. When the Vatican Bank was in trouble, Francis didn't call the bank. He didn't take part in it. When the Vatican Bank had its biggest financial crisis in history, he didn't get involved. He only saw the situation as it was. I understand that the Vatican Bank was a charitable institution and therefore it was important for Francis to make a name for himself and to set things right. However, I think the Vatican Bank was a benevolent institution and as a charitable institution, it was important to make sure that

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Jessica Hart

After witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of Hurricane Rita in New Orleans, I was saddened to see the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Haiti. In a way, I wish the same would have happened to the United States. To me, this is the most important message the film conveys. On the one hand, Pope Francis is a religious leader who cares deeply about the suffering of others. But he also has his political convictions. At the same time, he has compassion and empathy for the suffering of people who have suffered. He cares about the effects of climate change, and he encourages those who believe in a peaceful solution to find the courage to bring it about. One of the most remarkable parts of the film is the dialogue between Pope Francis and Al Gore. It is one of the most memorable and meaningful conversations I have ever seen. The two men appear to be on the same page, and there is no room for disagreement. The argument that they are making for action on climate change is based on the scientific consensus that it is happening, the science is clear, and there is no hope for a peaceful solution to the problem. In their differing opinions, we are encouraged to see both men as someone who believes that the future of the planet is in the hands of mankind and not the other way around. It is interesting that Pope Francis said that he was talking with the pope on the way to the airport to see if he would be on the flight he was traveling to. The two men seem to share similar beliefs and share the same vision of the future for humanity. Perhaps the most important point of the film is that we should not have to choose between protecting the planet and the rights of the poor. Pope Francis urges all of us to care about the planet and not to be afraid of the consequences of our actions. He even goes so far as to say that the poor have nothing to lose. I would have been happy to see him say that, but the filmmakers cut this segment of the film. I think this is a very important point, but the film does not go into that topic enough. Perhaps the most important point of the film is Pope Francis' message about action on climate change. I will leave it to you to decide if this is a film that you should see. It is a powerful message that is both optimistic and a little pessimistic. It is a little bit of optimism for those who care about the environment, and it is a little bit of pessimism for those who care about the poor. Pope Francis reminds us that we have much more work to do, and that it is the poor who will be the ones affected by global warming.

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The movie is an informative and entertaining look at the life and times of Pope John Paul II. I was excited to see this film because I had never heard of him before, and I was expecting a film about the religious controversies surrounding his pontificate. I was disappointed to find that the film was more about the political controversies, and his relationship with various political factions of the Catholic Church. I felt that it was very long and lacked the depth that I was hoping for. The movie's strengths were its ability to present the political issues surrounding John Paul II. The film covers the years of his papacy, which has been characterized by a war against communism and the violent suppression of the protestants. The story of the religious conflicts around the Catholic Church is not presented, as it would have been, but rather as it is based on his speeches and meetings with various political factions. For example, I believe that the majority of the film's focus was on his relationship with the Church's bishops, and his meeting with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. However, the film never really covered the religious controversies surrounding his tenure as Pope, including his relationship with the Church's hierarchy. I also felt that the film was too focused on the political controversy of his papacy, rather than the important social issues that were surrounding it. The film's weaknesses were its lack of depth, and the fact that the political controversy surrounding the papacy was not the main focus. I believe that the film was an excellent portrayal of the pontiff's life and times. It would have been more beneficial to have spent more time on the social issues of his pontificate, and less time on the political controversy surrounding it. However, the film was very well done, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the life of Pope John Paul II.