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Holy See: Scorsese meets Pope Francis 30 years after row with Catholic Church01:56

Holy See: Scorsese meets Pope Francis 30 years after row with Catholic Church

Holy See (Vatican City State), Vatican
November 30, 2016 at 15:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

American film director Martin Scorsese met Pope John Paul Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, nearly 30 years after he fell out with the Catholic Church over his film “The Last Temptation of Christ,” which caused outrage among many conservative Christians.

The 74-year old Oscar winner, who was in Rome for the screening of his latest film, 'Silence', visited with his wife and two daughters and stayed around 15 minutes in a meeting which the Vatican described as “very cordial.”

The director’s new film, which is about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan, holds personal significance for 79-year-old Pope Francis, who had intentions to travel to Japan as a missionary when he was a member of the Jesuit order.

Holy See: Scorsese meets Pope Francis 30 years after row with Catholic Church01:56
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American film director Martin Scorsese met Pope John Paul Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, nearly 30 years after he fell out with the Catholic Church over his film “The Last Temptation of Christ,” which caused outrage among many conservative Christians.

The 74-year old Oscar winner, who was in Rome for the screening of his latest film, 'Silence', visited with his wife and two daughters and stayed around 15 minutes in a meeting which the Vatican described as “very cordial.”

The director’s new film, which is about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan, holds personal significance for 79-year-old Pope Francis, who had intentions to travel to Japan as a missionary when he was a member of the Jesuit order.

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