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Pope Francis joins actor Roberto Benigni in Easter TV special on the Gospels

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I.Media for Aleteia - published on 04/05/22

The three-part series called, "Faces of the Gospels" will feature presentations on the people we meet in the Gospels.

On the night of Easter Sunday, April 17, the Vatican will premier a feature program that explores the portraits of the people we meet in the Gospels. Titled “Faces of the Gospels,” this unique show will be broadcast by the Italian network Rai Uno.

The Holy See’s Dicastery of Communication announced the TV special on April 5, noting that Pope Francis will “draw portraits of characters from the Gospels.” The pontiff will examine multiple Gospel passages including: the Good Thief being crucified next to Jesus, Pontius Pilate washing his hands, the call of a tax collector named Matthew, and the drama of the apostle Judas.

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