Musical On Pope Francis Opens in Pampanga

A community theater group in the Philippines is inspiring the youth to enter the church through a musical which puts a contemporary spin on the life of Pope Francis.

Through 24 original songs, lively dances and colorful costumes, the show brings the life of Jorge mario Bergoglio from his childhood in Argentina to ascension to Pope.

The creators said they based their work on literature, news articles and biographical annotations of the Pope but added fictional elements in to complete the narrative.

Students, teachers, business professionals and Catholic priests are the cast members.