A documentary following Pope Francis is set to release just days before the Pope’s visit to Dublin in August. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word will focus on the Pope’s thoughts and views on social issues facing society instead of a biographical documentary about the Pope’s life and rise through the Church.
The documentary will focus on some of the most pertinent topics of today such as social justice, immigration, materialism and several others.
The director, Wim Wenders, says that he interviewed the Pope over a span of two years and was given hundreds of hours of footage from the Vatican.
The documentary is set for a wide release by Universal Pictures in about 40 cinemas across Ireland.
Although the film’s release was not intended to fall just before the Papal visit, Dave Burke, the general manager of Universal Pictures Ireland, and Brenda Drumm, the communications manager for the World Meeting of Families, agree that the release of the film will increase anticipation for the Pope’s visit.