Pope Francis

Pope Francis

A Man of His Word

DVD - 2018
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A rare co-production with the Vatican. Pope Francis' ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions about death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the family.
"The interview sections are fascinating, and scenes of the pope's travels, during which he frequently washes the feet of those who come to him, are moving."--New York Times.
"A Man of His Word' honors and celebrates the shock of a man of God who would rather make this life better than hand out empty promises about the next."--Boston Globe.
"It is a pleasure to watch the present-day Francis interact with people all over the world and articulate his hopes for improving the lot of the poor."--Hollywood Reporter.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 282 FRANCIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1 (English, Espanol, Francais)
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Alternative Title: Man of his word


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Feb 02, 2019

Wow! This DVD Documentary is for all people, religious and unreligious, alike!
This Pope has many helpful, relevant things to say about many aspects, from global warming, pollution, endangered animal species to helping the Refugees and prisoners! He is correct in saying that we have become less compassionate, less caring!
He uses humour in his speeches to get his points across!

I am not a Catholic, but I am really impressed with his humility, renounciation of personal wealth, his wisdom,his deep caring for people from different walks of life, etc etc! He emulates the life and values of Jesus and Francis of Assisi, whose name he took!
He talks about Francis of Assisi in history, how Francis played an important role in getting both sides during the Crusades to cease fighting, despite the obvious dangers to himself!

This Pope goes in the middle of severe storms to encourage and give support to the people who have lost their homes, relatives in Philippines, etc! He gives them hope! He doesn't seem to be too concerned with own personal safety when he travels to these destinations!
He shows solidarity with the suffering and the ill, the young and the old in various countries! He is multi-lingual!
He washes the feet of the Refugees at the Refugee camps and the Prisoners in prisons, visits the hospitals and clinics just as Jesus taught!
He really makes one sit up and listen! He is really down-to-earth!

This Pope believes in the intercultural and interreligious dialogue, and working together for more peace in the communities!
An amazing man and leader! He has not allowed the power he has to corrupt him! That takes strength!
He does give his views on the difficult issues within the Catholic Church, also, such as pedophilia and sexual abuse! He admonishes the Bishops to punish such Priests and report this crime to the authorities, to safeguard the vulnerable children!
Unforgettable man and leader!

Nevertheless, this Documentary is one-sided, therefore, biased! Would be good to hear the other side and issues I have read about in the media!

Jan 20, 2019

Good documentary showing what this Pope wants to do and leading by example encourage us to do as well. Good message!

Dec 07, 2018

Progressive, innovative and energetic Pope who is more than ready to reform the world!


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