Holy Father [Drama]

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20160421

In the year 2020, cardinals from all over the world gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

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It is the near future in the Vatican. A charismatic Pope has died with his radical reforming mission incomplete. As the Cardinals gather in the Vatican for the late pontiff's funeral and then the secret conclave that will elect his successor, two men are considered the most likely papabili. One - Cardinal Brendan Faber - would become the first English Pope since Nicolas Brakespeare; the other - Cardinal Dieudonne Simouri - would be the first African pontiff. Faber represents the liberal reformist wing of the Catholic Church; Simouri the conservative, counter-reformist section. They have become symbolic of a struggle for the soul of the church. However, on the eve of the conclave, Faber receives an unexpected visitor in Rome.

Writer ..... Mark Lawson
Producer ..... Eoin O'Callaghan
Director ..... Eoin O'Callaghan.

In the year 2020, cardinals from all over the world gather in Rome to elect a new pontiff.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20160421