The Young Pope

The Young Pope tells the story of pontiff Pius XIII, born as American Lenny Belardo, a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor.

He is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority. During the series, Belardo faces losing those closest to him and the constant fear of being abandoned, even by his God.