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The Young Pope (2016– )
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Episode #1.9 

While the Pope suffers another loss, Gutierrez struggles to gather evidence against Kurtwell.


Paolo Sorrentino




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Lenny Belardo
Diane Keaton ... Sister Mary
Silvio Orlando ... Cardinal Voiello
Javier Cámara ... Cardinal Gutierrez
Scott Shepherd ... Cardinal Dussolier (credit only)
Cécile de France ... Sofia
Ludivine Sagnier ... Esther
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ... Cardinal Caltanissetta
James Cromwell ... Cardinal Michael Spencer
Guy Boyd ... Archbishop Kurtwell
Kevin Jackson ... Pete Washington
Nicolas Coster ... American Journalist
Todd Grinnell ... Deacon Kurtwell
Jan Hoag ... Rose
Jaime Aguirre Jaime Aguirre


While the Pope suffers another loss, Gutierrez struggles to gather evidence against Kurtwell.

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Release Date:

18 November 2016 (Italy) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Sensational Episode
16 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I can't believe I'm the only one writing about this series in this format. There is so much that goes on here. It begins with an incredible debate between Lenny and Spencer about abortion and Biblical scholarship. It is intellectual and riveting and is as open ended as it should be. We now focus most of our attention on Gutierrez and his assignment in New York, which is to bring down a serial child molesting Archbishop who has tremendous popularity. If things happen the way the should in a just society, he will win. Gutierrez has so many issues. He is quiet and lacking in social graces. He is a hard core alcoholic who buys three bottles of what appears to be vodka every day. He has no power in New York, although the Archbishop is well award of him and his work. Lenny feels sorry for him when they Face Time and tells him to come home. Gutierrez is dogged if nothing else. He has incredible faith in what he is doing and believes God is working through him.

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