Pope Joan

Pope Joan Release Date: May 8, 2009

The movie “Pope Joan” is based on the international bestseller by Donna Woolfolk Cross. From deep inside the hidden vaults of The Vatican comes a story of forbidden passion and intrigue kept secret by the Catholic Church for more than a thousand years. At a time when total obedience was demanded, John Anglicus stood apart as a beacon of light in a dark age. In 853 AD, after becoming a renowned scholar, healer and teacher, he ascended to the highest position in the land: Pope of the Catholic Church. Just two years later, John Anglicus was stoned to death for a secret that would become a legend. John Anglicus was, in fact, a woman — the only woman ever ordained as pope, the only pope ever to conceive a child. Just two years later, John Anglicus was stoned to death for a secret that would become a legend. John Anglicus was, in fact, a woman — the only woman ever ordained as pope, the only pope ever to conceive a child. “Pope Joan” shines a light on one of the most compelling women in history — a woman known as “Pope Joan.”

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Starring: John GoodmanIain GlenDavid WenhamAnatole TaubmanJördis TriebelJohanna WokalekLotte FlackEdward PetherbridgeOliver CottonTigerlily Hutchinson
Genres: DramaRomance
Directed By: Sönke Wortmann
Runtime: 149 minutes
Studio: Sum.
MPAA Rating Unrated