The Young Pope season 1
Air weekdate:Friday Cast:Jude Law, Silvio Orlando, Diane Keaton, Ignazio Oliva, Toni Bertorelli, Ludivine Sagnier, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, James Cromwell, Scott Shepherd Genre:Drama Channel:Sky Atlantic (IT) Status:Continuing
The plot of the TV series “The Young Pope” focuses on the life of the fictional Pope Pius XIII, born Lenny Belardo, who becomes the first Pope of American-born. Belardo is a person with a complex nature and destiny. He’s an unconventional, contradictory, revolutionary Pope in history. Lanny has his own views on the place of the Catholic Church in the world and its reform. He’s also full of compassion for the weak and the poor. The newly elected Pope is ready to defend his views at any cost. The intrigues, the struggle for a place under the sun, scandals, secrets, hatred, jealousy and religion are closely intertwined in the backstage life of the Vatican…
The Young Pope season 1 episodes list:
As the new type of awkward arrives to the Vatican through both dreams and reality the staff is facing personal and system-based critiques.
The hidden inner conflicts gleaming through dialogues build the inevitable change as the counter architecture of prejudices, expectancy and anticipation.
With his first address, the young Pope Pius XIII, enraged the faithful present at the St. Peter's Square. The Vatican is now trying to limit the damage. Lenny agrees to a press conference, making his counselor Sister Mary read a short statement. Now Cardinal Voiello wants to put the pope under all restrictions.
Cardinal Voiello urges the young Pope Pius XIII to finally deal with the abuse scandal surrounding American Cardinal Kurtwell. The Pope shocks Voiello by requesting to remove all homosexuals from the Catholic Church without regard to the person. Voiello then tries to force Esther, the wife of a Swiss guardsman, to seduce the pope.
Nine months into Lenny's papacy, he gives his first audience to the Italian prime minister. Dussolier carries out a controversial edict.
Dussollier blames himself after a tragedy and returns to Honduras. With Lenny's supporters dwindling, he questions whether his papacy is coming to an end.
Pius XIII struggles to find clarity regarding his Papacy; a trip to Africa seems finally to bring about some.
The Young Pope makes travel plans to Guatemala, to change them last minute, to "find God" in Venice, Everything changes and the finale remains open.
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