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Polycarp (2015)

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A new feature film on St. Polycarp, a 2nd century Bishop of Smyrna who was a disciple of John the Apostle, and considered a Church Father. A young slave girl, Anna, is rescued by Christians in Smyrna and befriended by their aged bishop, Polycarp. From him she learns about Christ and the Catholic faith. When the Roman proconsul demands that all citizens worship Caesar to show their allegiance to Rome, Polycarp and the Christians must find the courage to stand for their faith against the growing threat of persecution. Anna is forced to come to grips with the truth about Christ and choose whom she is willing to live, and die, for.

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