Angels & Demons (2009)
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Christianity's most sacred codices are in that archive. Given your recent... entanglement with the Church, there is a question I'd like to ask you first here in-in the office of His Holiness.
[Walks towards Robert Langdon]
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Do you believe in God, sir?
Robert Langdon: [pause] Father, I simply believe that religion...
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: I did not ask if you believe what man says about God. I asked if you believe in God.
Robert Langdon: [pause] I'm an academic. My mind tells me I will never... understand God.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: And your heart?
Robert Langdon: [pause] Tells me I'm not meant to. Faith is a gift... that I have yet to receive.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: [pauses to consider his words] Be delicate with our treasures.
Cardinal Strauss: Religion is flawed. But only because man is flawed. All men, including this one.
Inspector Olivetti: [on hearing Langdon's description of Pius IX's "Great Castration" of Vatican City's male statues] Are you... anti-Catholic, Professor Langdon?
Robert Langdon: No. I'm anti-vandalism.
Richter: He said they'd be killed publicly.
Robert Langdon: Yes. Revenge... for La Purga.
Richter: La Purga?
Robert Langdon: Oh, geez, you guys don't even read your own history, do you? 1668, the Church kidnapped four Illuminati scientists and branded each one of them on the chest with the symbol of the cross... to purge them of their sins, and they executed them. Threw their bodies out into the street as a warning to others to stop questioning Church ruling on scientific matters. They radicalized them. The Purga created a darker, more violent Illuminati, one bent on... on retribution.
Cardinal Strauss: And when you write of us... and you will write of us... May I ask one thing? Do so gently.
Cardinal Strauss: Mr. Langdon. Thanks be to God for sending someone to protect His church.
Robert Langdon: I don't believe He sent me, Father.
Cardinal Strauss: Oh, my son. Of course He did.
Cardinal Baggia: May god forgive you for what you've done...
Assassin: Father, if God has issues, they won't be with what I've done. They will be with what I'm about to do.
Chartrand: The Catholic Church is not a corporation, it's a beacon. A source of inspiration for a one billion lost and frightened souls.
Robert Langdon: Sure, I get that. It's also a bank.
Robert Langdon: I need access to the Vatican Archives.
Inspector Olivetti: Professor, I don't think this is the appropriate moment.
Richter: Your petition has been denied seven times.
Robert Langdon: No, no. This has nothing to do with my work. The Path of Illumination is a hidden trail through Rome itself that leads to the Church of the Illumination, the place where the Illuminati would meet in secret. If I can find the Segno, the sign, that marks the beginning of that path, the four churches along it may be where he intends to murder your Cardinals. One every hour at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00. Then the device explodes... at midnight. If we can figure out the first church and get there before he does, may be we can stop it. But I can't find the start of the path until I get into the Archives.
Richter: Even if I wanted to help you, access to the Archives is only by written decree by the curator and the Board of Vatican Librarians.
Robert Langdon: Or by papal mandate.
Richter: Yes, but as you no doubt have heard, the Holy Father is dead.
Robert Langdon: What about Il Carmerlengo?
Richter: The Carmerlengo is just a priest here, the former Pope's chamberlain.
Robert Langdon: Doesn't the power of the Holy See rest in him during Tempo Sede Vacante?
[all the Vatican police men look at each other, with various degrees of doubt and uncertainty]
Robert Langdon: Fellas... you called me.
Robert Langdon: You will counsel him wisely.
Cardinal Strauss: [chuckles] I am an old man. I will counsel him briefly.
Assassin: Were it up to me, it would not be this way. It's a sin to kill the pain. It's a sin to kill without reason. Father... they make me a sinner.
Assassin: You know, when they call me... and they all call me... it is so important to them that I know what they ask is the Lord's will. Or Allah's or Yahweh's... And I suppose they're right... Beause if he was not vengeful, I would not exist, now would I?
Robert Langdon: The Illuminati did not become violent until the 17th Century. Their name means "The Enlightened Ones." They were physicists and mathematicians, astronomers. They were concerned with the Church's inaccurate teaching and they were dedicated to scientific truth. But the Vatican didn't like that. So the Church began to... how did you say it? Oh, "Hunt them down and kill them."
[Police have been ordered to return Langdon to the Vatican]
Robert Langdon: [to poiice] The Vatican is about to see its fourth Cardinal murdered tonight! Now, look... You can do as they say and force me back to the Vatican, where we can all mourn his death together. Or you can show how real cops act, and take me to the Piazza Navona, where we still might be able to stop it!
[the police start conferring between themselves]
Robert Langdon: Oh, by all means, let's talk it over. In 14 minutes, he's gonna be dead!
Narrator: The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
Inspector Olivetti: Where did you get that paper?
Vittoria Vetra: We borrowed it.
Robert Langdon: [reading paper with magnifier] "From Santi's earthly tomb with demon's hole...
Inspector Olivetti: Are you insane?
Robert Langdon: ...Cross Rome the mystic elements unfold. The path of light is laid, the sacred test. Let angels guide thee on they lofty quest."
Inspector Olivetti: You removed a document from the Vatican Archives?
Robert Langdon: [points at Vittoria] She did.
Vittoria Vetra: He chose the name Luke.
Robert Langdon: There's been many Marks and Johns. Never a Luke.
Cardinal Strauss: It's said he was a doctor.
Vittoria Vetra: It's quite a message, science and faith all in one.
Cardinal Strauss: The world is in need of both.
[the bomb that threatens to destroy St.Peter's is set to go off at midnight. The Camerlengo is discussing evacuation with his security chief]
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: At 11:15, if the Church is still in peril, If we are still in peril... give the order to evacuate the Cardinals. But with dignity. Let them walk out into St. Peter's Square with their heads held high. I don't want the last image of this Church to be of frightened old men sneaking out the back door.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Would it surprise you to find those clothes suit you? Would it surprise you to find those clothes suit you?
Robert Langdon: [chuckles] It would surprise the hell out of me.
Vittoria Vetra: You know, the worst thing we thought would happen... was that our work would fall into the hands of the energy companies... We thought we could change the world... So naive.
Robert Langdon: No, no. Not naive. Innocent, maybe. But that's not a crime.
Vittoria Vetra: I'm not so sure.
Robert Langdon: Go back to work. Change the world.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Their faith will not protect them from an explosion.
Cardinal Strauss: Well... We are all bound for heaven eventually, are we not?
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Spoken like one who has enjoyed the blessings of a long and full life.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: [after breaking into Conclave and announcing that church is at war] ... but science and religion are not enemies! There are simply some things that science is just too young to understand. So the church pleads: "stop", "slow down", "think", "wait"... and for this - they call us backward. But who is more ignorant: the man who cannot define lightning, or the man who does not respect its natural awesome power?
Robert Langdon: Do you smoke?
Chartrand: A little bit.
Robert Langdon: Then you better sit down before you keel over.
Assassin: [on video] We will destroy your four pillars. We will brand your Preferiti and sacrifice them on the altars of science, then bring your church down upon you. Vatican City will be consumed by light. A shining star at the end of the Path of Illumination.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Our church is at war. We are under attack from an old enemy. The Illuminati. They have struck us from within. Murdering our Holy Father. And threatening us all with destruction at the hands of their new god, science.
Vittoria Vetra: [points to computer diagram of the antimatter device] The antimatter is suspended there in an airtight nanocomposite shell with electromagnets in each end. But if it were to fall out of suspension and come in contact with matter, say, the bottom of the canister, then the two opposing forces would annihilate one another violently.
Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: Open the doors, evacuate St. Peter's Square and tell the world the truth.