The Young Pope: Season 1
Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican. Jude Law and Diane Keaton star in this eight part modern-day drama created by Academy Award® winning director Paolo Sorrentino.
Cast View all
|Jude Law||Pope Pius XIII|
|Javier Cámara||Monsignor Bernardo Gutierrez|
|James Cromwell||Cardinal Michael Spencer|
|Diane Keaton||Sister Mary|
|Silvio Orlando||Cardinal Voiello|
|Toni Bertorelli||Cardinal Caltanissetta|
|Ignazio Oliva||Father Valente|
|Ramón García||Cardinal Aguirre|
|Cécile De France||Sofia|
|Scott Shepherd||Cardinal Dussolier|
Episodes View details
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's opposition consolidates against him as his plan for a conservative revolution in the church continues to alienate the public. Sister Mary commits herself to deception. In the wake of a tragedy, Dussollier blames himself and decides to return to his mission in Honduras.
Pius XIII struggles to find clarity regarding his Papacy; a trip to Africa seems finally to bring about some.
As a teenager Pius XIII brought to life the mother of one of his friends. While investigating pedophile case in the Catholic Church, love letters, written by Pius XIII, are found. The letters were never sent. A journalist publish it and the woman, to whom they were addressed, reads it.
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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