Angelina Jolie arrived at the Vatican early this morning (January 8) for a special screening of her movie Unbroken and to meet Pope Francis.
“Being invited with my film to the Vatican is an honor and a great tribute to the story that I have told in Unbroken,” the 39-year-old actress said in a statement (via Us Weekly). “The story of the hero Louis a great example of strength and forgiveness.”
“Pope Francis, aware of the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini, graciously welcomed the opportunity to view the film and is expected to attend the screening at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences,” Universal Pictures Italia added in a statement.
Angelina hosted the screening alongside Louis’ son Luke, and also brought along her two daughters Shiloh and Zahara.
Brad Pitt was also supposed to attend the screening but had a “last minute change” and did not make it.