7 Unforgettable movie priests

Jeremy Irons, The Mission
Warner Bros.

Strong and fervent, these clerical characters shine a light on faith in dramatic cinematic fashion.

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Throughout the years, priests have appeared on the silver screen in many guises. From the determined Father Brown, who uses his detective skills to stop a thief; to the beloved Father Chuck O’Malley, who sings his heart out as he tries to inspire those in his new parish. Yet, there are also stories of clergymen whose love of the Gospel and Christ Himself forces them to overcome doubt, opposition, and fear to spread God’s love, even if it jeopardizes their own safety.

Click on the Launch Slideshow button below to see eight courageous characters — often based on real life men of the cloth — who remain a source of inspiration today…


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