The working title for the series is "The Young Pope," and the 43-year-old director hopes to create fictional mysteries and scandals within the walls of the Vatican.
Art & Media
Review: This story of a freshman college student who is forced by his professor to sign a statement that God is dead, is not good story-telling nor is it entertainment.
This past weekend I went to see the new film on César Chávez by director Diego Luna. I had no idea what to expect and was even prepared to be disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the film very much.
As a treasury of art and archeology, Italy tops UNESCO's World Heritage listing, with 49 officially recognized sites. Such riches make the country especially tempting for looters.
While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic church's first double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don't make it to Rome.
City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St. Peter's Square on April 27.
Let's be clear: April Fools' Day is not a religious holiday. It does, however, trace its origins to a pope.
Review: Darren Aronofsky has done his Bible-storytelling homework for his epic "Noah," in which sin is alive and well.
A team of nearly a dozen restorers are bringing back the original splendor of the sanctuary that houses the Holy Stairs.
Thousands of rare manuscripts until now accessible only to scholars at the Vatican will go online over the next four years.
Russell Crowe, who plays the title character in the new Hollywood blockbuster "Noah," lobbied hard for a personal audience with Pope Francis. What he got Wednesday instead was a blessing.
Crowe used social media in recent weeks to try to cajole Francis to watch "Noah," which has drawn fire from religious groups that say the film takes too many liberties with the biblical story of Noah's Ark and the great flood. Crowe also asked for a private audience with the pontiff.