Episode 101: The Rise of the Pope

Go back 2,000 years to see how the papacy and Catholicism spread throughout Europe.

Episode 102: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

The challenge of balancing spiritual and worldly interests changes as papal authority grows.

Episode 103: The Price of Progress

As the pope’s temporal power and political influence grows, so does corruption in the church.

Episode 104: A Church Divided

The power of the papacy is questioned, splintering what was once a universal church.

Episode 105: The Wartime Popes

Wartime popes navigate their place as a spiritual leader in an increasingly political world.

Episode 106: Courage, Change, & the Modern Papacy

Pope John Paul II turns an ancient institution into the modern papacy we know today.

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EPISODE 101 | EPISODE 102 | EPISODE 103 | EPISODE 104 | EPISODE 105 | EPISODE 106

ABOUT THE SHOW

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History is a CNN Original Series that goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by popes throughout the ages. The six-part docuseries explores how 12 apostles became 1.2 billion Catholics today, linking recent news events surrounding the Vatican with their unexpected origins.

SCHEDULE

Episode 101: The Rise of the Pope

Episode 102: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

Episode 103: The Price of Progress

Episode 104: A Church Divided

Episode 105: The Wartime Popes

Episode 106: Courage, Change, & the Modern Papacy