What a privilege , attended the Udienza with the holy father @Pontifex . St.Joesephs day & Fathers Day. pic.twitter.com/X7lCfQxfGv — Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 19, 2014Some backers of the film tried to cast Wednesday’s encounter as a kind of tacit endorsement for the movie, but Vatican officials made it clear that was not the case. Still, the brief meeting is likely to draw new attention to the film, which will go into wide release March 28. It hits Italian cinemas April 10. KRE/MG END LYMAN The post Russell Crowe meets Pope Francis but leaves without a ‘Noah’ endorsement appeared first on Religion News Service.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russell Crowe, who plays the title character in the new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah,” lobbied hard for a personal audience with Pope Francis. What he got Wednesday (March 19) instead was a blessing. used social media in recent weeks to try to cajole Francis to watch “Noah,” which has drawn fire from religious groups that say the film takes too many liberties with the biblical story of Noah’s Ark and the great flood. Crowe also asked for a private audience with the pontiff.Crowe