“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” (Focus)

Pope Francis stars in a scene from the documentary "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Focus)

By Catholic News Service

Well-crafted, sometimes moving documentary in which the pontiff largely speaks for himself, touching on a wide variety of topics of interest to believers and nonbelievers alike and setting out his vision for the future of the church.

Filmmaker Wim Wenders, who also narrates, uses interviews with the pope as well as footage of his worldwide travels to give viewers an insight into his personality, thinking and influence. The result is a work of high quality that can be recommended for a wide range of age groups.

Mature themes, some potentially upsetting images. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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