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Angelina Jolie Meets Pope After Vatican Screening of Her Film

Pope Francis greets Angelina Jolie at the Vatican, Jan. 8, 2015.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met Pope Francis on Thursday after a screening at the Vatican of her film Unbroken, the Vatican said.

The pope was not present at the screening but Jolie, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and two of her children met him briefly afterwards, a spokesman said.

Her husband Brad Pitt was not present. Jolie, 39, directed the film about American Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, whose plane was shot down over the Pacific during World War II.

It tells the story of his survival in a raft for nearly two months and his later ordeal as an inmate in prisoner of war camps.