Who is This Man? John Paul II in America
A BRIEF SAMPLE OF Who is This Man?
In 1979, the year after he became pope, John Paul II made his first trip to America. He was greeted by more than a million wildly enthusiastic Americans in a trip that extended to 5 cities over 7 days. Catholic and non-Catholic alike, the vast majority of them had neither seen nor welcomed a Catholic pope before. Who was this man, who inspired such an extraordinary welcome? Frank Frost led 5 film crews through overwhelming crowds to answer this question in a documentary that would air nationally on ABC. The resulting film constitutes a reflection on what Americans were yearning for in their overflowing response to the new Pontiff, and what messages he offered them in return.
Written, produced, and directed by Frank Frost for the United States Catholic Conference.