Jolie meets pope after showing film

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Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Angelina Jolie has met with world leaders, refugees and royalty and n ow the actress, director and UN special envoy has added pontiff to the list.

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

The actress and two children were at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences to screen the film, the Vatican said.

It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic track star whose B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific during the Second World War. He and two crewmates survived on a raft for 47 days, only to be captured by the Japanese.

Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi said the film shows “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness”.

Francis did not watch the film but exchanged a few words with Jolie afterwards.

Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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