St. Ignatius Movie Gets Early Screening At Vatican


Officials at the Vatican got a sneak peak of Ignacio de Loyola, a historical drama about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, June 14.

According to CBCP News, Vatican officials such as Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, current director of the Holy See Press Office and Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ watched the film. Pope Francis was not able to attend the screening.

Father Emmanuel L. Alfonso, the film’s executive producer, said the story of St. Ignatius can be a light, a guide to a healthier life.

“Especially now that the world has become very materialistic and secular, with people given to addictions, we need movies such as this,” said Father Alfonso.

Produced by Jescom Films Philippines, the English-language film will initially be screened for the public in the Philippines from July 27. International screenings will follow. See the film’s trailer below.

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One thought on “St. Ignatius Movie Gets Early Screening At Vatican

  • June 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

    With thrill and excitement, very eager to see the movie soon.


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