POPES

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared recognized saints on April 27, 2014. How did their work influence the current Pope Francis?

December 2013: Time Magazine chose pope Francis as Person of the Year: „This man has the power to change the world.“ There are only two other popes who have graced the cover of Time Magazine as Person of the Year: John XXIII and John Paul II. Each extraordinary in their own way, changing and influencing the present image of the papacy. Francis would have been inconceivable without John and John Paul. To celebrate their canonization on April 27th 2014 their work and influence within the Catholic Church, which built the basis for pope Francis, is illustrated. Francis, the successor of John who opened the doors of the church. Francis, the successor of John Paul who had a very strong personality and saw his political duty. The visual imagery will be supported by interviews with renowned experts such as Gudrun Sailer (Radio Vatican), the American journalist John L. Allen (focus on the Vatican) and Msgr. Slawomier Oder (Postulate of the beatification process of John Paul II) these competent interview partners convince with their eloquence and professionalism.

Genre Religion / Current Affairs
Length 45’ HD
Film by Florian Kröppel
Production Makido Film for ORF
Original Title Zwei Päpste und ein Halleluja
Year 2014

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Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared recognised saints on April 27, 2014. How did their work influence the current Pope Francis?

In December 2013, Time Magazine elected Pope Francis as Person of the Year: “This man has the power to change the world.” Only two other popes have graced the cover of Time Magazine as Person of the Year: John XXIII and John Paul II. Francis would have been inconceivable without John and John Paul. To celebrate their canonization on April 27, 2014, the magazine illustrates their work and influence within the Catholic Church, which paved the way for Pope Francis. The film will be supported by interviews with renowned experts such as Gudrun Sailer (Radio Vatican), American journalist John L. Allen (focus on the Vatican) and Msgr. Slawomier Oder (Postulate of the beatification process of John Paul II).

Religion / Current Affairs
Length
45’ HD
Film by
Florian Kröppel
Production
Makido Film for ORF, 2014
Original title
Zwei Päpste und ein Halleluja