Pope Watches Film of His Pontificate

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As a part of his vacation at the pontifical summer palace Castel Gandolfo, Benedict XVI watched a documentary today on the first five years of his pontificate.



The film, titled "Fünf Jahre Papst Benedikt" (Five Years: Pope Benedict XVI), is a production of Bayerischer Rundfunk, a public broadcaster in Bavaria, Germany.

In a statement published by the Vatican press office, the documentary presents "images from Rome and from trips" from the "decisive moments of the pontificate of the Holy Father from his election until today."

Michael Mandlik directs the films, and Gerhard Fuchs is the executive director.