Watch Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History

Pope: The Most Powerful Man In History goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by popes throughout the ages. The docuseries will explore how 12 apostles became 1.2 billion Catholics today, linking recent news events surrounding the Vatican with their unexpected origins. Nancy Glass and Randy Cousman serve as executive producers.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 6 Episodes
March 11, 2018
Drama, History
6.5/10
Cast: Liam Neeson
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Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History Full Episode Guide

  • The episode examines Pope John Paul II, the first celebrity pope, and how his reign represents the birth of the papacy as we know it today.

  • Examining the pope who bore witness to the Nazi Party's rise and the actions of the Catholic Church during one of the most tumultuous time in modern history.

  • The events that led to the splintering of what was once a universal church.

  • The increase of corruption as popes acquired temporal power and political influence.

  • Examining the resignations of popes throughout history and the nature of the pope's power.

  • An examination of the papacy and Catholicism and how, against all odds, it spread throughout Europe.

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