After the screening of her movie, 'Unbroken' for Vatican officials, actress turned director Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis. Excited Jolie said it was an "honour" to be invited to the Vatican.
She met the head of the Catholic church on Thursday, and even screened her directorial "Unbroken", which tells the story of Olympian and prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, for the Political Academy of Sciences. The meeting was arranged by the Argentine head of the pontifical academy, Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, a good friend of the pope's.
"Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honour and a great tribute to the story that I have told in 'Unbroken'. The story of the hero Louis is a great example of strength and forgiveness," Jolie said in a statement. Dressed in an all black ensemble, Angelina Jolie looked classy as she shook hands with Pope Francis.
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The Academy Award winning actress turned director was joined by the late athlete's son Luke to host the screening, and was accompanied on the trip by her eldest daughters Zahara, 9, and Shiloh, 8.
Unbroken is the biopic on an Olympic winner, Louis Zamperini 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", reports theguardian.