Arch­bishop meets Jim Caviezel and ‘Paul, Apos­tle of Christ’ and crew mem­bers

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Arch­bishop Charles J. Sci­cluna this week met Amer­i­can ac­tor Jim Caviezel, best known for hav­ing por­trayed Je­sus Christ in the 2004 film The Pas­sion of the Christ, as well with Eric Groth from ODB Films and other crew mem­bers of the fea­ture film ‘Paul, Apos­tle of Christ’, which is cur­rently be­ing filmed in Malta.

The film stars, along with Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whal­ley, and John Lynch.

The story cov­ers Paul, por­trayed by Faulkner, go­ing from the most in­fa­mous per­se­cu­tor of Chris­tians to Je­sus Christ’s most in­flu­en­tial apos­tle. It fol­lows St Paul’s last days await­ing ex­e­cu­tion by Em­peror Nero in Rome un­der the watch­ful eye of Mau­ri­tius, Mamer­tine Prison’s am­bi­tious pre­fect, who seeks to un­der­stand how this bro­ken old man can pose such a threat. Martinez will por­tray the pre­fect.

As his days grow shorter, Paul works from prison to fur­ther the Gospel of Je­sus Christ, and to em­bolden his fol­low­ers to stand strong in their faith against Ro­man per­se­cu­tion.

Arch­bishop Charles Sci­cluna with Jim Caviezel, back cen­tre, and ‘Paul, Apos­tle of Christ’ crew mem­bers at St John's Co-Cathe­dral, with Car­avag­gio’s The Be­head­ing of Saint John the Bap­tist as a back­drop

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