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Pope Francis talks with Gen Z’s about abortion, LGBTQ issues

A new documentary titled The Pope Answers, will be released by Disney on April 5, which focuses on interaction between Pope Francis with members belonging to Generation Z. Their conversation covers the Church’s standpoint on issues such as LGBTQ+ matters, feminism, abortion etc. The documentary has been directed by Spanish filmmakers Marius Sanchez and Jordi Évolve and has been shot entirely in Rome. It will be available only on Hulu in the United States.

National Catholic Register reports:

Disney will release a new documentary April 5 titled The Pope Answers, airing an extended conversation between Pope Francis and 10 members of Generation Z, discussing the Church’s stance on LGBTQ+ issues, abortion, clergy abuse, feminism, and more.

Shot in Rome and directed by left-leaning Spanish filmmakers Jordi Évole and Marius Sanchez, the documentary is entirely in Spanish and will be released exclusively on Hulu in the U.S.

Évole’s production company Producciones del Barrio (Neighborhood Productions) is known for such documentaries as Mr. Trump, Pardon the Interruption, investigating the impact of Trump’s border policies on Hispanic communities, and What You Give Me, which explores the meaning of life with the late Spanish musician Pau Dones.

Évole is also known for hosting, directing, and producing the Spanish news show Salvados (Saved, 2008-2019), which sparked controversy for its criticism and satiric humor directed at the Catholic Church. In one episode, Évole visited Opus Dei’s Torreciudad Shrine and was filmed serving as an altar boy at Mass.

Sanchez and Évole has said that the documentary offers an unique amalgamation of two opposing worlds. Pope Francis has worked with Évole previously as well. A number of the pope’s famous statements were part of interactions with Évole.

In a joint statement published March 15, directors Évole and Sanchez said the documentary presented “a unique opportunity to bring together two worlds that normally do not touch, to see one of the most influential people in the world have a dialogue with a group of young adults whose lives sometimes clash head-on with the postulates of the Church.”

This is not the first time Évole has worked with Francis. Some of the Pope’s most well-known statements have been from interviews with Évole.

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