Angelina Jolie screens 'Unbroken' in Vatican, meets pope
VATICAN CITY - The Associated Press
This handout picture released on January 8, 2015 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis meeting with US actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie at the Vatican. AFP PhotoAngelina Jolie has met with world leaders, refugees and royalty.
Now the actress, director and U.N. special envoy has added pontiff to the list, meeting Pope Francis briefly on Thursday after screening her film "Unbroken" to some Vatican officials and ambassadors.
The Vatican said Jolie and two children were at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences to screen the film, which tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic track star whose B-24 bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II. He and two crewmates survived on a raft for 47 days, only to be captured by the Japanese.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federicoo Lombardi said the film shows "positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness."
Francis didn't watch the film but exchanged a few words with Jolie afterward.