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Episode #1.10 

As he deals with the Kurtwell case and the demands of Catholics, the Pope makes an important decision, while Sister Mary is given a new mission.


Paolo Sorrentino




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 (credit only)
Cécile de France ... Sofia
Ludivine Sagnier ... Esther
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... Cardinal Caltanissetta
Stefano Accorsi ... Italian Prime Minister
James Cromwell ... Cardinal Michael Spencer (credit only)
Guy Boyd ... Archbishop Kurtwell
Andre Gregory ... Elmore Coen
Kevin Jackson ... Pete Washington
Tony Plana ... Carlos García
Jan Hoag ... Rose


Impressed by the work of Gutierrez, Lenny asks him to take on the role of his personal secretary, and then expels Kurtwell to Alaska. Lenny sends Sister Mary to Africa to take Antonia's place, saying that she can call him by name, while he can call her "Ma." Upon learning that one day he may be declared a saint, Lenny agrees to spend Christmas in Guatemala among the patients of Blessed Juana. However, at the last moment, Lenny decides to meet his demons and sets off for Venice. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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13 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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In the history of the Church there has been only one meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow and it took place in 2016 in Cuba. The relations between the Holy Roman Church and the Russian Orthodox Church are historically tense and that's why Cuba as neutral ground was chosen for this meeting. There has never been a meeting between the pope and the patriarch in Rome, such a meeting doesn't seem very likely at the moment, but should it ever happen it would be an enormous event covered by media from all over the world (not like depicted here). See more »


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It takes a TV Show to explain me religion
29 December 2017 | by bri-87See all my reviews

I'm an Atheist, since I can think. Nobody could ever explain to me, why people believe in something - no matter what religion. Even my aunt, who is christian theology teacher, couldn't offer any kind of explanation.

I tumbled onto this series in a "Top of 2017" list and luckily gave it a shot. Probably because of Jude Law. It captivated me right from the beginning. Expecting basically a comedy with a young and cool pope - this is so much more - and not at all what I expected. It is not afraid to twist and turn, to make you cringe. But that's exactly what forces you to think about the issues that are being pondered.

It makes a great job of portraying a devoted live, without offending believers or non-believers. That's the power of stunning acting and a thoughtful script. I think this is some of Jude Laws best work, but everybody is top of their game.

Honestly, man, the last episode had me in tears and overwhelmed.

I do hope they will not produce more than one other season or at best, stop here. I think, TV Shows are the future, they give a lot more space to develop, but they need to learn to find an ending and come up with new ideas.

Thanks for producing this fearless and touching show!

Peace and Happy New Year!! ;-)

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