Esther gives birth to a son, whom she calls Pius. Lenny finally meets with the Italian Prime Minister, who is given a list of shocking and ridiculous demands, using political blackmail to achieve his goals. Lenny is forcing Cardinal Dussolier, his childhood friend and now the Cardinal, who is responsible for approving new priests, to stop approving new priests who do not adhere to clerical celibacy, as well as homosexuals, regardless of their commitment to the vow. The young seminar is denied admission and he commits suicide in St. Peter's Square.
Did You Know?
The portrayal of the exiled Cardinal in Ketchikan, Alaska is a satiric exaggeration. Ketchikan is located in the lower panhandle of Alaska, and is heavily forested with steep mountains. This mass depicted is on a flat plain of Arctic Ice, far north of the Arctic Circle, thousands of miles north of Ketchikan. See more
It would be impossible for Angelo Sanchez to climb the roof of the Basilica. The Vatican is strictly guarded for 24 hours a day, furthermore the Basilica and even St. Peter's Square are closed at night. See more
Italian Prime Minister
But in that case why... Why haven't you appeared in public yet?
Because there's still no need.
Era de Maggio
Performed by Roberto Murolo See more