Movie | The Two Popes portrays a friendly rivalry between Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis
by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted 11/21/19, 11:16 am
Until Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy in 2013, there had not been more than one living pope in 500 years. Why did Benedict step down? And what of the relationship between Benedict and Jorge Bergoglio, the man who became Pope Francis?
The answers offered to these questions in The Two Popes, a new Netflix drama, prove to be merely speculative. But as a parable about finding common ground amid warring beliefs, the film succeeds.