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Life & Times of Pope John Paul II
     

Life & Times of Pope John Paul II

Director: Terence McKenna, Pope John Paul II, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev

Cast: Terence McKenna, Pope John Paul II, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev

 

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Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous and controversial religious figures of his time, and his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church has seen him winning enthusiastic support from many Catholics around the world at the same time that their obedience to his teachings is waning considerably. The Life & Times of Pope John Paul II is a documentary from

Overview

Pope John Paul II is one of the most famous and controversial religious figures of his time, and his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church has seen him winning enthusiastic support from many Catholics around the world at the same time that their obedience to his teachings is waning considerably. The Life & Times of Pope John Paul II is a documentary from filmmaker Terence McKenna that explores Karol Wojtyla's tragic early life in Poland, his stay in a forced labor camp during the Nazi occupation, his decision to become a priest, and his rise through the church hierarchy to become pope. The film also explores John Paul II's participation in political matters in the 1980s and '90s -- most notably his sometimes secretive role in the battle to defeat Communism -- and his uncertain role as he confronts ill heath while the Catholic Church endures one of the most painful crises in its recent history.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
UPC:
0069458142632
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Imports
Region Code:
123
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
3:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus interviews: ; Charles Curran, theologian; Hans Kung, theologian; Marco Politi, biographer; Sister Theresa Kane, Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Francis Cardinal Arinze, Cardinal; Henry Kissinger, political advisor; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Death of John Paul I [4:46]
2. Early Years [16:23]
3. War Years [9:21]
4. The Young Priest [6:08]
5. Growing Influence [8:04]
6. The Election [6:04]
1. Religion and Politics [9:18]
2. Communism [17:23]
3. Assassination Attempt [13:08]
4. End of the Cold War [1:41]
1. Facing Opposition [14:36]
2. Liberation Theology [12:11]
3. Modern Issues [8:19]
4. Scandals [7:40]
5. Dedication of a Life [8:02]

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