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The Francis Effect (2014)

On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church and raised serious questions about its future direction. One month later, after only five ... See full summary »

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Sebastian Gomes
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Credited cast:
Charles Chaput Charles Chaput ... Himself - Archbishop of Philadelphia
Charles Clark Charles Clark ... Himself - Professor of Economics, St. John's University, NY
Cardinal Thomas Collins Cardinal Thomas Collins ... Himself - Archbishop of Toronto
Anderson Cooper ... Himself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360
David Gibson David Gibson ... Himself - Religion News Service
Msgr John Kozar Msgr John Kozar ... Himself - President, Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Federico Lombardi Federico Lombardi ... Himself - Director, Holy See Press Office
Josephine Lombardi Josephine Lombardi ... Himself - Professor of Theology, St. Augustine's Seminary
Matt Malone Matt Malone ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, America Magazine
Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga ... Himself - Archbishop of Tegucigalpa
Jim Martin Jim Martin ... Himself - Editor-at-Large, America Magazine
John O'Malley John O'Malley ... Himself - Professor of Church History, Georgetown University, DC
Sean O'Malley Sean O'Malley ... Himself - Archbishop of Boston (as Cardinal Sean O'Malley)
Scott Pelley ... Himself - Host, CBS News
Jewish Doctor Philip Berger Jewish Doctor Philip Berger ... Himself
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On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church and raised serious questions about its future direction. One month later, after only five ballots, the Cardinals elected the serene and unassuming Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. He would be called Francis. From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, he won the hearts of the people. His humility, simplicity and closeness to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a "globalization of indifference," and become the most talked about person in the world. The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is ... Written by Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

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Canada

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English

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31 May 2014 (Canada) See more »

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