Vatican disputes pope film claim, says pontiff not an actor

February 2, 2016 5:30 PM

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is disputing a U.S. film studio's claim that the pope is making his movie debut, saying no scenes were shot for the venture and that the pope isn't an actor.

Los Angeles-based AMBI Pictures headlined its press release: "Film Will Mark First Ever Big Screen Participation Role for the Leader of the Worldwide Catholic Church."

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