You Gotta Have Faith

We knew about beatification and canonization--but when did animation become one of the stages en route to sainthood? Last week the Vatican released John Paul II: Friend of All Humanity, an earnest if weirdly drawn educational cartoon for children about the adored Pontiff. The Pope isn't the only one getting a pop-cultural makeover. Religious figures from various faiths are everywhere--on the big screen, prancing across the stage, even in comic books. Here's a look.

GOD'S FACE It's impossible to say what Allah looks like, but the Koran is said to reveal his 99 attributes (often referred to as his 99 names,...

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