Martin Scorsese announces plans to make a film about Jesus after meeting with Pope Francis
Scorsese recently received a standing ovation at Cannes for 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
The director discussed the film project during a conference at the Vatican
Scorsese cites admiration for Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'The Gospel According to St Matthew'
He also mentioned his previous films 'The Last Temptation of Christ' and 'Silence'
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope and had hoped to become a missionary in Japan