SAGINAW – Faithful from across the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw have an opportunity to view a new movie based on the life of Jesus Christ. The filmmakers, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who previously created the TV mini-series “The Bible,” that aired on the History Channel last year, produced this new feature film as a testament to their faith.
It is hoped that the film, which vividly depicts the life, death and resurrection of Jesus will be an evangelization resource used to share the teachings of the Gospels with the world.
Due to the intense and bloody scenes surrounding the scourging and crucifixion, the film has a rating of PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on Feb. 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.