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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Life of Karol Wojtyla

I recommend watching Karol: A Man Who Became Pope on the Hallmark Channel. I watched it a few nights ago and was pleasantly surprised by the movie, which tells the story of Karol Wojtyla's life from his struggles against the Nazis up until his election as Pope. I especially enjoyed the fine acting by the man who played Karol Wojtyla. He really seemed to capture Wojtyla's optimistic leadership through good times and bad. There's a re-broadcast of the movie Sunday, August 21, at 9 a.m. ET. If you watch it, you might recognize the actor who plays Wojtyla's KGB archrival -- he's the same guy who played the convicing Pontius Pilate in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

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