Newest pope views film biography of John Paul II

first_imgPope Benedict XVI watched a film Thursday about the pontificate of his predecessor, remembering the Polish-born pope as “the unforgettable John Paul II.” The made-for-TV movie “Karol, A Pope Who Remained Man,” was shown to Benedict in a Vatican auditorium. Benedict said he was left “petrified, as if we were present” when watching the reconstruction of the 1981 attempt on John Paul’s life by a Turkish gunman in St. Peter’s Square. Benedict said the screening – three days before the first anniversary of his predecessor’s death – brought to life “the phases of the pontificate of the unforgettable John Paul II” and reminded him of John Paul’s “vibrant words to condemn the oppression of totalitarian regimes, murderous violence and war.” The film tells the story of John Paul’s pontificate from his election in 1978, through his globe-trotting ministry, to the protracted suffering of his last days in 2005. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more