Video collage: ‘We can’t even think of it as a movie’
ROME — Video collages are a popular form of online media in Italy, with Italian media giants BNS and Mediaset publishing over 100 in 2016.
One such collage features the image of Pope Francis in front of a statue of St. John Paul II, the former pontiff whose pontificate was cut short by cancer.
The video collage was produced by the Italian National Film Institute (INF) and is titled “Papa John and St. Paul.”
The collage is part of a larger video collages project by the INF, the world’s largest video collagemanager.
The collage comes as Pope Francis has faced criticism from the conservative Catholic Church and the pope himself for his perceived lack of leadership during the financial crisis.
In his address at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Francis said that he would continue his “effort to protect the environment and humanity in the face of climate change.”
The Pope’s comments came as he spoke to journalists about climate change and global warming.
While Pope Francis is the first pontiff to speak publicly on the issue of climate, his speech at the UN General Assembly came just weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced it would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, which seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The announcement has drawn criticism from environmentalists, and the Pope himself has warned of the impact of climate changes.
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in 2016 that by 2100, global temperature rise will be at least 1.6 degrees Celsius (3.4 degrees Fahrenheit), and that rising temperatures are expected to lead to more intense storms and floods, sea level rise, and rising sea levels, among other changes.