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Having uncovered John Paul III’s secrets, Voiello begins his plan to regain power. Meanwhile, Lenny Belardo secretly returns to the Vatican.
Lenny prays for Dussolier’s soul while Sister Mary weeps bitter tears. Sofia counsels the Pope to visit Sister Antonia, a well-publicized missionary in Africa, and surprisingly he agrees. En route, the press are frustrated at Lenny’s failure to appear and a journalist asks a pointed question which indicates to Voiello that Kurtwell might be blackmailing the Pontiff. In Africa, the Pope becomes suspicious of Sister Antonia’s professed piety and her support for the country’s dictator. After his failed confession to an African priest who does not understand English, the priest passes Lenny a note accusing Sister Antonia of controlling and manipulating the water supply. Now aware of local injustices, Lenny delivers an inspiring speech to the country’s populace about war and peace, with pointed warnings to its dictator and Sister Antonia. As the Pope’s entourage departs, Antonia dies after she drinks from her personal water supply.
Creators: Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Rulli, Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Star Cast: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, James Cromwell, Stefano Accorsi
Producer (s): Jude Law, Ben Jackson
Cinematographer: Luca Bigazzi
Production House: Wildside, Haut et Court, Sky Atlantic, Mediapro
Original network / Official Sites: Home Box Office (HBO), Canal+, FremantleMedia
Release Year: 2 March 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 58 min
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Language: English, Italian
Under the papacy of Sir John Brannox under the name of John Paul III, Vatican tries to clean its good name after a series of sexual scandals that jeopardized the institution itself. But an unexpected trouble threatens John Paul III when Lenny Belardo, the previous Pope Pius XIII who was in a coma from nine months ago after to suffer a heart attack while he was celebrating a mass, wakes up to claim his place as the legitimate Pope of Rome. The news about Pius XIII’s comeback shocks the Christianity, turning the admiration of millions of believers in true idolatry for the returned Pope. Given the unusual situation of two Popes in the Vatican at the same time, it unleashes an inner war between Pius XII and John Paul III, the first to recover his power, and the second to keep it.