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How to tell the story of the modern-day Catholic Church

The Bafta-winning writer behind Netflix's The Two Popes on bringing Francis and Benedicte to the big screen

By Francine Stock   Winter Special


The first glimpse in The Two Popes of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the man who would become Pope Francis, is of an older man on the phone, fumbling for details to book a flight. Not long after, we’re swept up in the scarlet-and-gold splendour of a papal conclave. This new film made by Netflix—largely set in 2012, the year before Benedict XVI’s…

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