THE TWO POPES: The Other Sci-Fi Film That Premiered This Weekend 

Benedict XVI and John Paul II before him both hailed from countries with deep-rooted conservative traditions. Joseph Ratzinger, a member of Hitler Youth, and Karol Wojtyla, the anticommunist Pole, worked as a team over the decades, smothering South American Liberation Theology and sacrificing its priests to the death squads while slowly but steadily allowing the most reactionary elements of Church theology to make a comeback.

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