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Upcoming: Anthony Hopkins (L) and Jonathan Pryce (R) depict the tensions of the church as Pope Benedict and Pope Francis respectively in a new trailer for Netflix & The Two Popes

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce depict the former tensions of the Catholic Church as Pope Benedict and Pope Francis respectively in a bright new trailer for Netflix & The Two Popes.

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The film will appear on the network on December 20 and will show the transition of power and leadership between the two religious leaders, with the current Pope Francis eventually succeeding Pope Benedict XVI as the supreme pontiff in 2013.

The clip starts with a playful conversation between the two characters during a helicopter flight, moments before the church is thrown into chaos while private documents are leaked to the press.

Upcoming: Anthony Hopkins (L) and Jonathan Pryce (R) depict the tensions of the church as Pope Benedict and Pope Francis respectively in a new trailer for Netflix & The Two Popes

Upcoming: Anthony Hopkins (L) and Jonathan Pryce (R) depict the tensions of the church as Pope Benedict and Pope Francis respectively in a new trailer for Netflix & The Two Popes

Church Director Benedict opens the trailer by commenting on the popularity of the Argentina-born priest while revealing that he was presented by an oregano plant by a gardener.

& # 39; I'm just trying to be myself & # 39 ;, Francis – born Jorge Mario Bergoglio – reasons, so Benedict thinks: & # 39; When I try to be myself, people don't seem to like me. & # 39 ;

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As a bulletin reveals that negative information about the church – including allegations of corruption and misconduct – has been leaked to news organizations, Francis is requesting permission to retire from Benedict in 2012.

the film will show the transition of power and leadership between the two religious leaders, with current Pope Francis who eventually succeeds Pope Benedict XVI as the supreme ferry

the film will show the transition of power and leadership between the two religious leaders, with current Pope Francis who eventually succeeds Pope Benedict XVI as the supreme ferry

Inspired by true events: the film will show the transfer of power between the two leaders, with the current Pope Francis succeeding Pope Benedict XVI as the highest Pope

The real work: the papacy of the bishop of Rome began in March 2013 and took over Benedict, who led the church for nearly eight years (pictured together in December 2018)

The real work: the papacy of the bishop of Rome began in March 2013 and took over Benedict, who led the church for nearly eight years (pictured together in December 2018)

The real work: the papacy of the bishop of Rome began in March 2013 and took over Benedict, who led the church for nearly eight years (pictured together in December 2018)

& # 39; I'm just trying to be myself & # 39 ;: Church Director Benedict opens the trailer by commenting on the popularity of the Argentina-born priest while revealing that he was presented by an oregano factory

& # 39; I'm just trying to be myself & # 39 ;: Church Director Benedict opens the trailer by commenting on the popularity of the Argentina-born priest while revealing that he was presented by an oregano factory

& # 39; I'm just trying to be myself & # 39 ;: Church Director Benedict opens the trailer by commenting on the popularity of the Argentina-born priest while revealing that he was presented by an oregano factory

Controversy: As a bulletin reveals that negative information about the church has been leaked to news organizations, Francis is requesting permission to retire from Benedict in 2012
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Controversy: As a bulletin reveals that negative information about the church has been leaked to news organizations, Francis is requesting permission to retire from Benedict in 2012

Controversy: As a bulletin reveals that negative information about the church has been leaked to news organizations, Francis is requesting permission to retire from Benedict in 2012

To justify abandoning his prestigious role as the Argentinian cardinal, Francis states: & # 39; We are moving in the direction that I can no longer approve. & # 39;

However, the conservative Benedict not only rejects his request, but suggests that liberal Francis should be elevated to papacy to pope Francis I.

Benedict argues: & # 39; I can no longer play this role. There is a saying: "God always corrects one pope by proposing to the world another". I would like to see my correction!

Shock: the conservative Benedict not only rejects his request, but suggests that alleged liberal Francis as Pope Francis I should be elevated to papacy
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Shock: the conservative Benedict not only rejects his request, but suggests that alleged liberal Francis as Pope Francis I should be elevated to papacy

Shock: the conservative Benedict not only rejects his request, but suggests that alleged liberal Francis as Pope Francis I should be elevated to papacy

Non-traditional: Francis' liberal character is portrayed in one clip, raising his hands in the air while watching a football match in a pub

Non-traditional: Francis' liberal character is portrayed in one clip, raising his hands in the air while watching a football match in a pub

Non-traditional: Francis' liberal character is portrayed in one clip, raising his hands in the air while watching a football match in a pub

Men on a mission: & # 39; You are the right person, the church must change and you can be. As a pope you must not forget that you are not God, you are only a human being, Benedict pleads

Men on a mission: & # 39; You are the right person, the church must change and you can be. As a pope you must not forget that you are not God, you are only a human being, Benedict pleads

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Men on a mission: & # 39; You are the right person, the church must change and you can be. As a pope you must not forget that you are not God, you are only a human being, Benedict pleads

& # 39; You are the right person, the church must change and you can be. As a pope you must not forget that you are not God, you are only human. & # 39;

Behind the Vatican walls a struggle between tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness begins, while two different men confront elements from their past to find a common foundation and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

The papacy of the bishop of Rome began in March 2013 and took over from Benedict, who led the church for nearly eight years.

Big plot: two different men confront elements from their past to find a common basis and forge a future for a billion followers around the world

Big plot: two different men confront elements from their past to find a common basis and forge a future for a billion followers around the world

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Big plot: two different men confront elements from their past to find a common basis and forge a future for a billion followers around the world

Inspired by the dramatic retirement of Pope Benedict, director Fernando Meirelles became enthusiastic that he enjoyed creating The Two Popes because he is a big fan of Francis.

City of God & # 39; s Fernando said at the London Film Festival last month: & # 39; I made the film because I am a big fan of Pope Francis. I think he is a very important voice in the world today.

& # 39; He sees the planet as one thing and he tries to build bridges while everyone wants to build walls. So I decided to make the film to get to know him better and even to support what he says.

& # 39; It's very honest. We show the mistakes he made about 30 years ago in Argentina. But in the end he comes across as someone we need to support. & # 39;

Written by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten, the film is scheduled for limited release in the US on November 27, and in the UK two days later

Written by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten, the film is scheduled for limited release in the US on November 27, and in the UK two days later

Written by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten, the film is scheduled for limited release in the US on November 27, and in the UK two days later

Leading actor Jonathan, 72, added: & # 39; It was just such a great character to play, with his mistakes and his weaknesses …

& # 39; In addition to his very positive powers and what he can do as a kind of leader that we desperately need in political life these days; someone who can show us the way and show us how to live and go back to the old Christian values. & # 39;

Written by Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten, the film is scheduled for limited release in the US on November 27 and two days later in the UK.

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Digital streaming for the highly anticipated film will be available at Netflix by December 20th.

Coming soon: Inspired by the dramatic transfer of the popes, director Fernando Meirelles revealed that he liked making the film because he was a & # 39; big fan & # 39; by Francis is (shown on Monday)

Coming soon: Inspired by the dramatic transfer of the popes, director Fernando Meirelles revealed that he liked making the film because he was a & # 39; big fan & # 39; by Francis is (shown on Monday)

Coming soon: Inspired by the dramatic transfer of the popes, director Fernando Meirelles revealed that he liked making the film because he was a & # 39; big fan & # 39; by Francis is (shown on Monday)

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