In an attempt to reach younger Catholics as well as take advantage of multimedia, Pope Francis will partake in the movie: Beyond the Sun. The narrative is a family adventure story based on the Gospels. It’s purpose is to share the message of Jesus with children, via motion picture.
This is the first time a Pope has participated in a project in such a way. And while his role will be only 2 minutes, it highlights a huge mindset shift about faith and the role of social media.
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