Jolie greets Pope Francis at the Vatican (Photo: AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano, Pool)
Angelina Jolie might have just received her best honor to date, meeting Pope Francis!
Jolie traveled to Rome, specifically to the Vatican this week, not only to host a screening of her film Unbroken, but also to meet Pope Francis. By her side throughout the trip was Luke Zamperini, the son of her film’s subject, Louis Zamperini. Also along for the trip were her oldest two daughters, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, her brother and an interpreter.
Jolie said, “To be invited to screen Unbroken at The Vatican is an honor and a tribute to Louie’s legacy as a man of faith and someone who exemplified the power of forgiveness and the strength of the human spirit. These are universal themes at the heart of the human experience everywhere.”
Directed and produced by Jolie, Unbroken follows the life of Olympian and war hero Louie Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during WWII, only to be captured by the Japanese Navy. He then survives his time spent in a prisoner-of-war camp.
Unbroken is in theaters now!