- The American film director Martin Scorsese on Wednesday at the Vatican with his wife and two daughters on private audience was with Pope Francis. The Oscar winner is in Rome to present his film Silence, a film about the persecution of a Jesuit mission priest in Japan in the seventeenth century.
Francis himself is a Jesuit. He told Scorsese during the quarter they spoke together among other things that he read the book Silence of 1966, on which the film is based, has read.
The 74-year-old Martin Scorsese is the son of Italian immigrants and was an altar boy in his youth. He once before a film about a religious topic. The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 was dismissed by critics and conservative Christians as blasphemy, blasphemy. Scorsese shows them how Jesus dreams to be happy with Mary Magdalene.