Monday 17 June 2019

Angelina Jolie meets with Pope Francis in Vatican

Pope Francis meets with actress Angelina Jolie at the Vatican yesterday.
Pope Francis meets with actress Angelina Jolie at the Vatican yesterday.

Nicole Winfiend

Angelina Jolie met briefly with Pope Francis yesterday after screening her film 'Unbroken' to some Vatican officials and ambassadors.

The Vatican said Hollywood star Jolie and two of her children were on hand at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences to screen the film, which tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic track star whose B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II.

He and two crewmates survived on a raft for 47 days, only to be captured by the Japanese.

Francis didn't watch the film but exchanged a few words with Jolie afterwards when she was brought up to the Apostolic Palace - along with the children, her brother and a cast member.

Irish Independent

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