‘The Francis Impact’

(Photo: Fr. Thomas Rosica, executive producer; Sebastian Gomes, director; and Pope Francis. Source: TheFrancisImpact.com)

The Francis Impact, a 90-minute documentary look at Pope Francis’ impact on specific individuals and communities around the world, will debut at 8 pm ET this Sunday,May 5, over free streamer Salt + Light.

The stories told include the aftermath of a mosque massacre in Quebec City, a refugee crisis on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, a battle against metal mining in El Salvador, and how the Pope’s reform of the marriage annulment process affected a single couple in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Francis Impact is a follow-up to producer Sebastian Gomes’ 2014 documentary, The Francis Effect, which looked at how the Catholic Church was changing rapidly during Pope Francis’ first year. You can stream that doc for $2.99 from Vimeo.

In the following Salt + Light interview, Gomes discusses both films, and Pope Francis:

You can stream Salt + Light free at saltandlighttv.org/live or on Roku.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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