Church Leaders Quoted in BYUtv Docudrama on Joan of Arc

Contributed By Christine Rappleye, Church News staff writer

  • 3 December 2015

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Bishop Gérald Caussé, the Church's Presiding Bishop, talk about Joan of Arc in a new BYUtv docudrama.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Bishop Gérald Caussé, Presiding Bishop of the Church, talk about Joan of Arc in a new BYUtv docudrama.

In BYUtv’s Joan of Arc, they talk about Joan’s spirituality, the miracles in her life during the 15th century in France, and the potential of one person to make a difference. Elder Holland had spoken on Joan of Arc during a New Year’s Eve celebration for youth in 2008, said Derek Marquis, managing director of BYUtv. BYUtv officials also reached out to Bishop Caussé, who is from France.

The 80-minute docudrama also includes scholars from Notre Dame University and Southern Methodist University. Joan of Arc includes a dramatization of her life filmed in France, including sweeping battle and fight scenes to intimate looks at her spirituality and conviction as she helped turn the tide of the war between France and the occupying English armies so that a king could be crowned in France. Joan of Arc premiered November 26 and is scheduled to air December 5 at 10:30 p.m., December 6 at 7:00 p.m., and December 7 at 12:00 a.m on BYUtv.