3/11 Episode 101: The Rise of the Pope

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

3/18 Episode 102: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

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

3/25 Episode 103: The Price of Progress

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

4/1 Episode 104: A Church Divided

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

4/8 Episode 105: The Wartime Popes

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

4/15 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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Starting Monday, March 12th

ABOUT THE SHOW

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

SCHEDULE

3/11 10p Episode 101: The Rise of the Pope

3/18 10p Episode 102: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

3/25 10p Episode 103: The Price of Progress

4/1 10p Episode 104: A Church Divided

4/8 10p Episode 105: The Wartime Popes

4/15 10p Episode 106: Courage, Change, & the Modern Papacy