Pope Benedict attends screening of another movie about John Paul

Pope Benedict XVI attended a Vatican screening Thursday of a television miniseries on the life of Pope John Paul II giving equal billing to the latest biopic on his predecessor after watching a rival production on the same topic six months ago.

&to=http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2005/10/06/64586.html' target=_blank>Benedict said "Pope John Paul II," which will be broadcast on the American television network CBS Dec. 4 and Dec. 7, provided an important service in spreading the message about the life and works of John Paul.

"I believe this film constitutes the latest example of the love that the people had for Pope (Karol) Wojtyla and their desire to remember him, to see him again and to feel him close," he said, referring to his predecessor's Polish name, in remarks to the audience at the end of the film.

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