I don’t actually know what the Young Pope is about, but the trailer would suggest that this pope is reverting to a time when the position of pope was ninety percent about power, with religion a distant afterthought — you know that which sparked Martin Luther’s reformation. For a history buff like me it could turn out to project some entertaining parallels to the bad old days.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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