Martin Scorsese Meets Pope Francis

There is no shortage of events for priests in Rome, but last night, it was standing room only at the Pontifical Oriental Institute where the Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese screened his film Silence, set to be released in the United States later this year.

A group of 300 Jesuit priests and brothers who live, work and study in Rome were invited to a screening of Mr. Scorsese’s latest work. The film tells the story of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries who travel to Japan in search of their mentor, who is rumored to have renounced the faith under torture at the hands of the Japanese regime.

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