Paul VI - The Pope in the Tempest

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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site Average Rating: This item received 4 1/2 stars overall.
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Pope Paul VI was a leader in the Catholic Church as a priest, bishop, cardinal and pope through one of the most difficult periods in its history—from the Fascist regime and World War II to the constitution of the Italian Republic, from the Second Vatican Council to the protests and the terrorist attacks of the 1960s and 1970s.

His papacy ran from 1963 to 1978, during which he wrote the prophetic, controversial document Humane Vitae that strongly proclaimed the Church’s teaching on the sacredness of married love and human life, and the evil of contraception which the Pontiff said would open the door to abortion if allowed. He was the first travelling Pope who began to visit the dioceses of the 5 continents like no pope had ever done before.

Paul VI was the pope who opened a dialogue among religions: for the first time a Pope visited Jerusalem, the Holy Land. This beautifully produced and well-acted movie is a journey into the past of both Italy and the world, in the midst of wars and continuous upheavals. Actor Fabrizio Gifuni gives a powerful and sensitive performance as Pope Paul VI and how he dealt with so many great challenges in his papacy.

This exciting and insightful film covers fifty years of history that changed the Catholic Church and the world. Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest is a story that draws emotion and lessons from history itself, dramatically mixing stunning reconstructions and real film footage.

This is a Region 1 DVD (North America only) and contains the following language tracks: Italian with English subtitles.

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This item received 4 stars overall. A stirring, complex biopic about a stirring, complex individual--subtitles

I was so engrossed in "Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest" that the part two opening credits took me by surprise. From the opening sequence through the entire film, Italian director Fabrizio Costa's made-for-TV film chronicles the priesthood of Fr. Giovanni Baptista Montini against the volatile backdrop of a world in constant change as it continually crashes against the unyielding walls of truth that Fr. Montini would spend his life, and sometimes his public regard, upholding.
The film begins with Montini as a young priest appointed to the Vatican under Pope Pius XI. He would serve as Secretary of State and Archbishop of Milan before being elected Pope by a reportedly unanimous decision. He was the first Pope to travel in over 100 years, visiting every populated continent on earth; he took on the Second Vatican Council midway and saw its completion; he lived through fascism, war, reconstruction, civil unrest and tenaciously upheld the truth thr Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. Absolutely WONDERFUL!

This movie about Pope Paul VI, is one of the best biography's that I have watched. The movie starts from when he was preaching to the children and teenagers of Italy, and then it goes on to the rest of his life. Pope Paul VI, is often misunderstood, as an evil, liberal, progressive Pope. This movie dispells those myths, and shows his true orthodoxy and conservativism. It truly is a wonderful movie. It details everything, though, it does skip his ordination. It is very dramatic. There are parts where you want to cry, and parts where you want to laugh. The unbelievable charity of this saintly man is shown like never before. Pope Paul did have a difficult Papacy. Pope John died right in the middle almost of Vatican II. Pope Paul had to carry out that duty of leading the councel. Then, the controversial, but very necessary encyclical Humanae Vitae. It showed how so-called "medical professionals" tried to pursuay him to allow the evils of Cont Full Review...

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