Pope Pius XIII, played by Jude Law in The Young Pope (mini-series, 2016), gives an amazing speech to the cardinals. The sad thing about “The Young Pope,” is that I wish such a man, was the present Catholic Pope. Such a man, is exactly needed, at this time, and I commend the scriptwriters. It slightly reminded me of FOX’s Lucifer, currently in its second Season. Helena P. Blavatsky was not too fond of a certain Pope Pius. There is a scene, where he is asked by a more liberal priest, because — he is like a radical ultra-conservative — if he chose the name “Pius,” symbolically to reference other certain controversial Pius’. Someone might say, why would this be particularly important to you. It is the perspective he takes, and utters, though staunch in his view, it works within the plot of the series. I took the “diabolical speech” another way, especially when he points to the small door. It means something to the occultist, and to the MYSTICS, whom have to take their vows, devotion, and practice dead seriously. Be mindful, that by occultist, we do not mean what it signifies in the popular cultural imagination, religious orthodox, or moderns. If you have not seen the mini-series yet, just know, this scene is even better, when you have the context of scandal and events within the chambers, against the Pope, leading up to the speech to the cardinals; especially after Pius XIII (Jude Law) speaks, and makes them kiss his feet. Without the context, it makes the series character seem diabolical, in an evil way, but the diabolical genius of his plan, and of his inner conflict, and faith, won me over. The Young Pope had absolutely won me over, and I saw the whole series before it, as it recently featured on HBO.

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So, I implore you to try and find it, or watch the HBO series. Enjoy. 

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