Rome, Italy, Mar 16, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Speaking to reporters in Rome, Jim Caviezel, who plays Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," revealed a few details about his audience with Pope John Paul II, whom he said "is a mystic."
Caviezel said that during the brief meeting he thanked the Pope for his witness and for the profound inspiration the Pope has been for his life. He also thanked to Pope for his Letter to Artists, which he said, has helped him as an actor and a Catholic.
Caviezel said he didn't recall how much time he spent with the Pope because he was not paying attention to the clock but instead focusing on listening to the Pontiff.
"John Paul II is very special man for a very special world. He is the Pope of Fatima," Caviezel said, adding, "The Pope is a mystic. He loves Christ."