What an honor! Angelina Jolie visited the Vatican on Jan. 8 where she met Pope Francis. The director was overjoyed to host a screening of her film ‘Unbroken’ in the beloved city.
Angelina Jolie must be over the moon right now. The Unbroken director headed to the Vatican where she had the esteemed honor of meeting Pope Francis. The Hollywood star was invited to visit by the head of the Catholic church and was asked to host a screening of her new movie for the Political Academy of Sciences.
Angelina Jolie Meets Pope Francis
The new year is bringing lots of good things for Angelina! The actress and director’s hard work has been recognized by Pope Francis and the two met for the first time on Jan. 8, Us Weekly reports.
Angelina expressed her sincere gratitude in a statement released by Universal Pictures, according to the outlet.
“Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken. The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness. Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.”
Angelina hosted the Unbroken screening with Louis’ son Luke.
Her husband Brad Pitt was set to attend the meeting and screening, but had to bow out due to a “last minute change.”
Angelina had no problem with her eight-year-old daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt wearing a suit to the Unbroken premiere.
“I love Shiloh wearing the suit and tie,” Angelina told Al Roker in an interview on TODAY.
She was proud that her kids, including Shiloh, “took the mantle” at the premiere since she had to miss due to chicken pox. Shiloh wore Louis’ shoes that he wore in 1940. Wow.
Angelina also told Reuters that she would never make her kids do something they weren’t comfortable doing.
“I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting.”
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— Avery Thompson