Angelina Jolie Meets the Pope

Honors incredible WWII veteran

Angelina Jolie and the Pope / AP
• January 9, 2015 1:29 pm


One of Hollywood's biggest stars met with the Catholic Church's Holy Father yesterday.

Actress Angelina Jolie traveled to the Vatican with her daughters to screen her latest movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Angelina Jolie had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis after screening her latest directorial effort, Unbroken, for the Vatican. Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier who survived both a horrific plane crash and a Japanese prison camp.

Pope Francis was unable to attend the screening as he was in talks with the Cardinal of Paris, but he did meet with Jolie afterward.

According to a Vatican spokesman, Jolie kissed the pope’s ring upon greeting, and he presented her with a rosary. She was accompanied by her daughters Shiloh and Zahara.

Jolie explained Zamperini's incredible story, including the role his faith played in saving his life, to the Pope while they met. She then said she was honored to have been invited to the Vatican, according to Italian news service La Repubblica.

"Being invited to project Unbroken at the Vatican is an honor and a tribute to the legacy of Louis, a man of faith that represents the strength of the human spirit."

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