The Travels of Pope Francis
AN INTERFAITH EVENT
Sunday May 21, 4 pm
THE GARFIELD THEATRE
Adults, $12 adv, $16 door. Students, $8 adv, $12 door.
Before watching In Viaggio, as a non-Catholic student of history I knew about the major religious pilgrimages to Rome, Mecca, Compostela, Jerusalem, etc. I was also aware of the friction between the conservative and progressive wings of the Catholic Church.
But this documentary tells a different story. Here is the portrait of a man in almost constant motion, circling the globe, a man of the world and of its people. For him, travel and outreach is an intellectual practice. And spiritual as well – Francis is the Pope after all.
His pontificate is arguably a reverse pilgrimage, so rather than followers streaming from remote places to the Vatican, the Pope himself travels the world, meeting people of all faiths, stations and circumstances where they live, as he learns firsthand about their lives and woes.
As we learn in director Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary, in the first nine years of his pontificate, Pope Francis made trips to 53 countries, connecting with heads of state, the poor, the hungry, the imprisoned. Direct engagement with the people is extremely important to him as he addresses important issues: poverty, forced migration, the environment, solidarity and war.
The director has previously traveled with and filmed the Pope capturing his personality and motivation while knowing that above all, Francis cares most deeply about humanity – not the power and trappings of the Vatican. In this film as we visit places in the world Americans rarely see, the travels of Pope Francis are hypnotic and fascinating — for people of any religion (or none) who care about the future of our world.
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW MUCH
IN VIAGGIO: THE TRAVELS OF POPE FRANCIS
Documentary, director Gianfranco Rosi, 2023, Italy, 82 min, in Italian, Spanish and English, with English subtitles. Not Rated.
☀ Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm
Adult Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door.
Student Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
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