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A Great Christmas Gift

Last year’s film Pope John Paul II is finally out on DVD from Ignatius Press. Cary Elwes’s performance as the young Karol Wojtyla captures the character’s strength, sensitivity, and intelligence; Jon Voight’s performance as the older Wojtyla is uncanny in its resemblance to the actual speech and manner of the late Pope. A visually lavish production, the film successfully communicates religious ideas, stopping pleasantly short of didacticism.

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