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Real-life ‘Two Popes’ drama plays out at Vatican

Since December, the faces of the actors from Netflix’s movie “The Two Popes” have beamed out from poster on a Vatican-owned building just off St. Peter’s Square. Jonathan Pryce, who plays Pope Francis, and Anthony Hopkins, who plays Benedict XVI, have both been nominated for Oscars for their performances in a film that gets to the heart of theological tensions in the 21st-century church.

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