Homeless, poor get star treatment at Vatican movie premiere

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December 2, 2015

Rodrigo de la Serna stars in a scene from the movie "Call Me Francesco," the first movie based on the life of Pope Francis, shown in the Vatican audience hall Dec. 1. (CNS photo/Angelo Di Pietro, TaodueFilm, distributed by Medusa) See VATICAN-POPE-MOVIE Dec. 2, 2015.

Rodrigo de la Serna stars in a scene from the movie “Call Me Francesco,” the first movie based on the life of Pope Francis, shown in the Vatican audience hall Dec. 1. (CNS photo/Angelo Di Pietro, TaodueFilm, distributed by Medusa)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The usual fanfare that comes with the world premiere of a movie is pretty standard: the lights and cameras, the celebrities walking down the red carpet and screaming fans trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors.

At the Vatican, however, a movie premiere is not your typical star-studded event.

The world premiere of “Call Me Francesco,” the first movie based on the life of Pope Francis, took place in the Vatican audience hall Dec. 1 and those considered celebrities in the eyes of the pope were in attendance.

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