Poet, actor, playwright, and a simiple Polish priest, Karol Wojtyla believed the pomp of the Catholic Church was "a circus" and the Pope "a prisoner of the Vatican." But one day he would become Pope John Paul II, one of the greatest and most influential figures of the 20th Century. From his humble beginnings, he found inner strength and courage despite the death of his family, the rape of his beloved Poland by the Third Reich, and its later domination by the Communists. Among the world events covered in this inspiring chronicle is the shocking sexual abuse scandal of the American Catholic Church, the murder of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and John Paul's own near-assasination at the hand of a Turkish gunman.
Running time: Approxiamately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Languages: English and Espanol
"You don't have to be a Catholic or a believer of any kind to enjoy this movie" - WSJ