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Episode #1.6 

Nine months after the Pope's ascension to power, the Church faces a financial crisis, there is joy for Esther, while Dussolier is put in a difficult position.


Paolo Sorrentino


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Lenny Belardo
Diane Keaton ... Sister Mary
Silvio Orlando ... Cardinal Voiello
Javier Cámara ... Cardinal Gutierrez
Scott Shepherd ... Cardinal Dussolier
Cécile de France ... Sofia (credit only)
Ludivine Sagnier ... Esther
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... Cardinal Caltanissetta
Stefano Accorsi ... Italian Prime Minister
James Cromwell ... Cardinal Michael Spencer (credit only)
Massimiliano Gallo ... Captain Becchi
Tony Plana
Dino Conti Dino Conti ... (as Emilio Dino Conti)
Marcos Franz Marcos Franz ... Ángelo Sanchez
Ignazio Oliva Ignazio Oliva ... Valente


Nine months after the Pope's ascension to power, the Church faces a financial crisis, there is joy for Esther, while Dussolier is put in a difficult position.

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30 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The portrayal of the exiled Cardinal in Ketchikan, Alaska is a satiric exaggeration. Ketchikan is located in the lower panhandle of Alaska, and is heavily forested with steep mountains. This mass depicted is on a flat plain of Arctic Ice, far north of the Arctic Circle, thousands of miles north of Ketchikan. See more »


The official newspaper of the Vatican and the pope is called L'Osservatore Romano and not L'Osservatore Vaticano. See more »


Cardinal Dussolier: And now it's time for me to bid you all farewell. I should have done it before, but the Holy Father kept me in Rome so I could begin work on my new responsibilities. I beg your pardon for only coming back here after nine months to say goodbye, and turn right around and head back to Rome. But before I leave, I'd like to introduce you to the new bishop of San Pedro Sula, Monsignor Jorge Aguero. I know Monsignor Aguero very well. He's a hero. From this pulpit he will shout at you to forsake evil, ...
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Getting Kicked by the Papal Boot
15 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Pius hand the Italian Prime Minister a list of demands. He wants the government to support a bevy of very conservative demands. Opposition to abortion under any circumstances, no gay marriage, support and extension of Vatican land, and on and on. When the Prime Minister balks at this, big time political threats are made. The remainder of the episode shows Pius (Jude Law) moving into enforcement mode. He feels he is the new Jesus in some ways, and he's not about let the clergy get away with anything. There is bewilderment. One particular scene is when he asks if a priest or priests are willing to get down in the dirt of the streets and serve drug dealer and the scum of the Earth. Basically, he is telling them that they'd better be ready for this because it could easily come to be. Things are heating up.

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