- Previous episode S01E11 - The Young Pope: A Tale of Filmmaking
- Number S02E01
- Director Paolo Sorrentino
- Writers Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Bises, Umberto Contarello
Following his sudden heart attack, Pope Pius XIII lies in a coma while his followers fervently pray for a miraculous recovery. As the threat of terrorism and the potential risks of Pius's idolatry loom, Secretary of State Cardinal Voiello is pressured to bring a new pope to power and, with the conclave at a deadlock, makes a hasty move that throws the Church into even greater chaos.