Free Screening of The Francis Effect

The Francis Effect

As we approach the 2nd anniversary (March 13th) to the election of Pope Francis, we are given the opportunity to understand the impact he has made in the early days of his papacy. Whether you feel hesitant about his steps he has taken as pope, or are positively awaiting the future to unfold, it is indubitable that you or someone you know has felt The Francis Effect.

On February 11th 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church and raised serious questions about its future direction.  One month later, after only five ballots, the Cardinals elected the serene and unassuming Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.  He would be called Francis.
 
From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica, he won the hearts of the people.  His humility, simplicity and closeness to the poor reveal a man deeply in touch with the Gospel. His profile has soared. He has initiated a fundamental reform of the Roman Curia, challenged a “globalization of indifference,” and become the most talked about person in the world.
 
The Francis Effect takes a critical and in-depth look at how an ancient institution is rapidly changing under the leadership and vision of Pope Francis, and exclusive interviews with prominent Catholics and non-Catholics reveal that Francis is having a profound effect on the world as well.

We are hoping to get Sebastian Gomes, Producer of The Francis Effect, to chair a Screening/Discussion group about his movie, how each of us understands the effects of his papacy, and to have a frank and honest discussion about what we think. Please watch the trailer (hosted on Vimeo) and think about if you have any opinions about The Francis Effect in your life. Watch our website for updates about the free screening and discussion forum.

I hope to see you there!


The Francis Effect by Salt + Light, a Catholic Media Foundation.


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