Director of Pope Benedict XVI documentary to attend Maltese Cineform

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Antonio Olivié, the director of the Pope Benedict XVI documentary, will be attending a Maltese Cineform on the 1st of June at 7.00pm.

Rome Reports in collaboration with Catholic Voices Malta and CAK will be airing the documentary ‘Benedict XVI, in Honor of the Truth’. This screening will be held at the CAK Conference Hall, Sommier Street, Birkirkara.

The 50-minute documentary seeks to answer the question in many people’s mind as to why Pope Benedict XVI resigned five years ago, the first Pope to present his resignation in 700 years. Was it the coming to the fore of the sexual abuse cases by priests or the butler stealing the Pope’s confidential documents?

Rome Reports seeks to answer this question through the study of documents held by the Vatican archives and a series of interviews with people close to Ratzinger and witnessed closely the most significant moments in the life of the pontiff. These include Ratzinger’s brother, the former spokesman of the Holy See and other close collaborators.

Alessandra Dee Crespo the chancellor of the Regional Appeal Tribunal, and others will be attending a discussion following the screening. An interview with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who worked closely with both Pope Benedict, will also be aired during the forum.

The documentary was produced by Rome Reports an independent television agency, in collaboration with TV2000, the Joseph Ratzinger Vatican Foundation, and sponsored by the Ramón Tallaj Ureña  Foundation. It has since been distributed in more than 10 countries.