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Film 'The Two Popes' explores Catholicism's 'gray areas'

Clip: 12/27/2019 | 7m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

When Pope Benedict resigned in 2013, it was the first papal resignation since 1415 -- nearly 600 years. At the time, his successor, Pope Francis, was perceived as essentially Benedict’s opposite. But in a new film, “The Two Popes,” director Fernando Meirelles imagines the relationship between the two men and discovers that the Catholic figures are not “black and white.” Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 12/27/19

Rating: NR

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