The Catholic Church is one of the most anal institutions in the world, uptight about every aspect of our lives- but Pope Francis seems determined to buck that trend.
Pope Frank, as his beloved admirer Bill Maher calls him, is set to appear in a children’s movie based on the gospels, the Vatican has announced.
“The family adventure film, entitled Beyond the Sun, is being produced by AMBI Pictures, and the company announced on Monday that the Pontiff has agreed to appear briefly as himself,” the Catholic Herald reported.
“The film will reportedly be based on the Gospels, in accordance with the Pope’s suggestion to filmmakers that they find an imaginative way to tell the story of Jesus to children.”
Andrea Iervolino, co-founder of AMBI, said in a statement: “Our excitement and gratitude toward His Holiness, Pope Francis [for] participating in this film is beyond words. This is not just a movie for us, it’s a message, and who better to have on your side to deliver an important societal and spiritual message than the Pope?”
Profits from the movie are set to be donated to two charities in his home country of Argentina, one that helps at-risk children and another that works with young adults.
The Vatican was keen to stress that the pope ‘is not an actor’; as if anyone ever would make that mistake.
Lighten up, guys- this might make people like your institution, which seems to consist entirely of old men in dresses telling people when and when not to have s*x- a little more.