“In our wildest dreams, it would never cross our…radar. That we would end up here celebrating the film with this kind of background. Amazing.”

 – Joseph Fiennes



Joseph Fiennes and family meet Pope Francis

Vatican City, February 3, 2016

While in Rome on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 promoting Risen, Joseph Fiennes and his family attended a public audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. You could see the emotion in Joe’s face as Pope Francis kissed his daughters’ foreheads and Joe said, “You’re incredible. Thank you. Thank you.” Also attending were Risen co-star Maria Botto and Risen producers Pete Shilaimon and Mickey Liddell.

After meeting Pope Francis, the stars and producers of Risen attended a photocall in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by a press conference, screening, and special Q & A session. Check out the links to videos of the papal audience and articles written by press in attendance below.

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