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Francis: The Pope from the New World

On March 13, 2013 the world was introduced to Pope Francis. He was the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis. Within days he had captured the hearts of the world through his gestures of humility and care for the common man. Yet he remained largely unknown.

Francis: the Pope From the New World unveils the personality, passion and extraordinary faith of the new Pope. Shot on location in Buenos Aires, and featuring interviews with close friends, collaborators, and his official biographer - this documentary film traces the remarkable rise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

From growing up surrounded by soccer games and tango music to his defense of the poor and marginalized of Buenos Aires during his time as Archbishop, this film explores the abiding compassion and unwavering resolve of a priest, a bishop and now a Pope seeking to bring the Church to the frontiers of society. From overcoming the challenges of the day-including Argentina's Dirty War to his tireless advocacy for the poor and marginalized, Francis: the Pope From the New World paints an indelible portrait of a towering figure of our time.


Francis documentary to be shown at John Paul II Film Festival (Catholic News Agency)
April 8, 2014

EWTN airs documentary on Pope Francis: 'The Pope From the New World' (The Birmingham News)
January 13, 2014

New look at New World pope (The Catholic Register)
November 21, 2013

Canada to See Documentary on Pope Francis Nov. 24, 27" (Market Wired)
November 14, 2013

Documentary by Knights of Columbus addresses, "Who is Pope Francis?" (The Catholic World Report)
October 14, 2013

Knights' documentary explores life, vision of Pope Francis (Catholic News Agency)
October 14, 2013

Pope Francis up close: Watch the trailer for new Knights of Columbus documentary (video) (The Birmingham News)
October 14, 2013


If you are a member of the media and interested in previewing the documentary, please contact Joseph Cullen at 203-415-9314 or or Matthew St. John at 203-584-6129 or


  • Executive Producers
    Carl Anderson
    Andrew Walther
    Alejandro Bermúdez

    Written, Produced and Directed by
    David Naglieri

    Co-Produced and Directed by
    Michèle Nuzzo-Naglieri

    Richard Valenti

    Wally Tello

    Audio and Production Support On-Location
    Greg Tobler

    Field Producer On-Location
    Walter Sánchez-Silva

    Location Scouting and Production Support
    Luis Galmes

    Salt and Light Television

    Executive Producer
    Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.

    Production Coordinator
    Karen D'Souza

    Graphic Design
    Richard Valenti

    Visual Research
    Danielle Jones

    Sandra Richardson

    Additional Post-Production
    Media Arts Center of Orange

    Additional Cameramen
    Jeremy Rothman
    Roy Kurtluyan
    Joe Placentino
    David Speace
    Yale Badik

    Additional Editing
    Marc Boudignon

    Sound Mix
    Greg Tobler

    Audio Post Services
    Tobler Productions

    Color Correction
    Boxing Cat Media

    Spanish Language Producton Support
    Arenas Entertainment

    Translations and Language Support
    Morningside Translations

    Transcription Assistance
    GMR Transcription Services

    Voice Casting for English Dubbing
    Antland Productions

    English Dialogue Recording Engineer
    Roy Yokelson

  • English Dubbing Voice Actors
    Jan Anderson
    Laila Berzins
    Liz de Nesnera
    Lee Gordon
    Mike Harrison
    Gene Lupo
    Ted Mcaleer
    Joe Van Riper
    Michael Schoen
    Natalie Stanfield Thomas
    Arby Young

    Additional Production Support: Argentina
    Maxi Mastrangelo Aires Films

    Additional Production Support in Italy provided by

    Coordination, Knights of Columbus, Rome
    Enrico Demajo

    Assistant Editor and Footage Researcher
    Danielle Jones

    Knights of Columbus Multimedia Archives
    Anne Ostendarp

    Knights of Columbus Audiovisual Support
    Charles Lindberg

    Footage Courtesy of
    Vatican Television
    Archives, Knights of Columbus
    Salt and Light Television
    Associated Press
    NBC News
    Getty Images

    Footage Courtesy of
    Arte Radiotelevisivo
    Catholic News Service
    Manuel D'Onofrio
    Aparecida TV
    T-3 Media
    National Archives of Argentina
    Carlos Altamirano

    "Por Una Cabeza"
    Written by Carlos Gardel, (arr. Gerrit Wunder)
    Performed by Osterreichischen Salonisten
    provided courtesy of Naxos America

    Courtesy of Audiosocket
    "1492" as performed by Kerry Muzzey
    "Decisions" as performed by Sara Schachner
    "Having Faith", "Living on Hope", "Rise Up",
    "Forlorn", "Promise", "All is Forgiven", "Sunrise Sparkles", "Personal Victory", "Finally Reunited" as performed by Mark Petrie

    Additional Music Courtesy of

    Music Suprevision
    Cary LoGrande

    Chris Andrews

    Closed Captioning Services Provided by
    Salt and Light Television
    VSIHD Media Services


Special Thanks to

  • Santiago Pozo
    Isaac Cuevas
    Leyla Fletcher
    Alan Holdren
    Luis Galmes
    Julieta Gonzalez
    Francesca Ambrogetti
    José Mariá Poirier
    Fr. Fernando Albistur, S.J.
    Liliana Negre de Alonso
    Fr. Ángel Rossi, S.J.
    Eduardo Suárez
    Rabbi Abraham Skorka
    Most Rev. José Gómez
    Ernesto Mario Lach
    Estevina Sánchez
    Victoria Morales
  • Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    Miguel Woites
    Fr. Ignacio Pérez del Viso, S.J.
    Luisa Rosell
    Fr. José María di Paola
    Fr. Fernando Cervera, S.J.
    Cardinal Seán O'Malley
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Most Rev. Hugo Salaberry
    Oscar Lucchini
    Alejandro Bermúdez
    Msgr. Eduardo Chávez
    Most Rev. José Gómez
    Most Rev. Charles Chaput
    Raquel Beterette
    Brother Mario Rausch, S.J.


Produced by the Knights of Columbus, on-location in the U.S. and Argentina

Copyright 2013, Knights of Columbus. All Rights Reserved.

Janson Media


Future Airings & DVD
Information on future broadcasts of “Francis: The Pope from the New World,” will be available at this site in the days ahead. Please check back for updates.

The film has been finalized for DVD and is available on for pre-order and will be available for imemediate ordering on November 20.

Spanish Version
The Spanish-language version of “Francis: The Pope from the New World” will be ready soon. A section of this web site in Spanish is also under construction. Please check back for updates on Spanish airings and DVDs.