On Wednesday, 31 August 2022, at 11.30, in Marconi Hall of Palazzo Pio (Piazza Pia, 3), in Rome, a press conference will be held to present the film, Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of her death (5 September). The film has been produced by the Knights of Columbus in partnership with the Missionaries of Charity and will be released in over 900 theaters in the United States
and Canada on 3-4 October.
The conference, organized by the Knights of Columbus, will be the occasion to share about the depth of the production, its process of development on five continents and its unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity.
The speakers will be:
– His Eminence Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston and member of the
Council of Cardinals;
– Patrick Kelly, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus;
– Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Postulator for the Cause of Canonization of St. Teresa of Calcutta;
– Sister M. Miryam Thérèse, M.C., Regional Superior, Missionaries of Charity;
– David Naglieri, Director and Producer of Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, Emmy-award winning.
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly will present a copy of the film to Pope Francis during the Wednesday General Audience preceding the press conference. Additionally, a Vatican premiere of the film will be held at 17.00 Wednesday evening in the historic Filmoteca Vaticana.
The meeting will be moderated by Jonathan Reyes, Knights of Columbus Senior Vice President for Communications and Strategic Partnerships, and Dott. Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, will introduce the event.
Journalists and media operators who wish to participate in the press conference at Marconi Hall must apply, no less than 24 hours before the event, through the Holy See Press Office online accreditation system available at: press.vatican.va/accreditamenti
Additionally, press can attend the premiere in the Filmoteca Vaticana. Seating is limited to accommodate special guests. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about participation in the event.
Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and there is renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on five continents and with unprecedented access to both the institutional archives and apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not only who Mother Teresa was, but also how her unique vision of serving Christ in the poor continues to be realized today through the Missionaries of Charity. This is much more than a documentary. It is, at one and the same time, a high tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful testimony of authentic Christian charity, and a guide for all who seek hope in our difficult times.