Angelina Jolie Meets Pope Francis After Unbroken Screening At Vatican
Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis after a screening of her film Unbroken at the Vatican on Thursday. Jolie, who produced and directed the movie about war hero Louis Zamperini, traveled to Rome with her children Zahara and Shiloh.
Jolie hosted the special viewing with Zamperini’s son Luke. Although the Pope wasn’t present for the screening, he met with Jolie and her kids briefly afterwards. “Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken,” she said in a statement released by Universal Pictures to Us Weekly. “The story of the hero Louis is a great example of strength and forgiveness.”
Universal pictures added, “Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.”
Jolie previously discussed screening the film for Zamperini shortly before he passed away in July. “We were able to show him his life just in time to let him see all that he had accomplished and reflect on all the people he’s loved and was about to reunite with in heaven,” she told Variety in November. Check out the photo below, and tell us what you think of Jolie’s visit to the Vatican!