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The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins

The Two Popes: Official Tie-in to Major New Film Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins (Paperback, TV Tie-In)

By McCarten, Anthony

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On 28 February 2013, a 600-year-old tradition was shattered- Pope Benedict XVI made a startling announcement. He would resign. This story begins with the death of John Paul, through Benedict's election and reign - taking in the controversies that blighted the world's largest chur...ch - to his subsequent and shocking resignation. We see white smoke from the Sistine Chapel and a reluctant successor who breaks with tradition at once, declaring, I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. Francis returns inside, invites the cardinals to join him, and serves them ice-cream. From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour, The Pope is a poignant and often funny tale of an odd couple, of two very different men whose destinies converge and profoundly influence each other. What issues occupy the two men as they walk and talk in the Vatican gardens together, or later, when they share a light dinner, accompanied by Benedict's favorite drink, Fanta? This is both a biography of two popes and a story of the grace and extra wisdom that comes if a sinner can put their sins behind them.
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ISBN 9780241985489
Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback, TV Tie-In
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ISBN-13 9780241985489
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 19 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, TV Tie-In
Edition TV Tie-In
Author(s) By McCarten, Anthony
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Religious & Spiritual
Religion & Beliefs
Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Christian spiritual & Church leaders
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 282.0922
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Popes - Biography
NBS Text Biography: Religious & Spiritual
ONIX Text General/trade