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“The Two Popes”

March 1

St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee is sponsoring two free screenings on Sunday, March 1 of the Netflix sensation, “The Two Popes.” It’s the fiercely moving and surprisingly funny story that pivots on speculative conversations between Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins), and Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce), the future Pope Francis.

In Anthony McCarten’s beautifully written script, the two men — Benedict a lofty aristocrat who prefers classical music, Bergoglio a humble servant with a thing for ABBA — struggle to find a unifying bond.  The bracing wit of the film shows how problem-priest scandals and political intrigue challenge the faith of these two popes. But it’s really their human fallibility that draws us to them. Through their miraculous performances, Pryce and Hopkins show that building walls is the real unforgivable sin.

The screenings are free, but St. Michael’s is requesting everyone bring an item to donate to the Social Apostolate, from packages of men or women’s underwear or socks, toiletry items or non-perishable food items to monetary donations.

Sunday, March 1, 3 & 7 pm. Free


March 1
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