Approached by an AlienEdit
After a menacing extraterrestrial message was transmitted across the globe from General Zod looking for Kal-El, Father Leone was listening to a news report on the incident when Kal-El himself suddenly turned up in his church, looking for guidance in his ambivalent situation. Father Leone tells Kal that "Sometimes [you] just have to take a leap of faith. The trust part comes later."
As a result, Kal-El opted to trust humanity, and ultimately surrendered himself to them willingly. This trust ultimately paid off in the end, since after the Battle of Smallville, the US Army could tell that he was in fact an ally, and nicknamed the alien hero "Superman", due to his incredible powers and the S-shaped logo on his Kryptonian suit.
Funeral of an AlienEdit
- Father Leone was a character created in the Superman: Birthright mini-series which is one of the bases for Man of Steel.
- Father Leone was the second person (after Lois) to learn Clark's identity as Kal-El, and one of only 7 people who currently know (along with Martha, Jonathan, Lois, Bruce, Pete Ross, and Vance).