Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2018 / 01:57 am
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has spoken openly about his beliefs.
Recently, he was featured on CNN's new miniseries, Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Fortenberry spoke to CNA about his experience with filming, and his thoughts on balancing his faith with being a public figure.
The congressman first became involved with the project about six months ago, when CNN producers reached out to him about the show. He said he had "a little hesitancy" initially, but after meeting with the network, he agreed to contribute to the series.
"I was impressed by their outline of the topics under consideration and how they wanted to look at the papacy through a historical lens, as well as the intersection of both papal power and temporal power," Fortenbery told CNA.