Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Cross, the Pope and the Fall of Communism

In light of yesterday marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is important to highlight the role of John Paul II and the Church in bringing about the end of communist rule in Europe. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, also a convert to the Faith, is working on a film that documents John Paul II's visit to Poland in 1979. This visit marked the beginning of the end of Communism in Europe.

“Nine Days that Changed the World is a story of human liberation. It reveals how Pope John Paul II’s historic visit helped the Poles not only find their courage, but also reclaim their culture. This film presents the Pope’s message -- that after the lies of Nazism and Communism, authentic human freedom is only possible through a true understanding of our humanity.”

The documentary comes out in January of 2010.

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