Institute Director Dr. Philip Cunningham and Dr. Gemma Simmonds, CJ discuss the hit film “The Two Popes.” The film is a biographical drama about Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, played respectively by actors Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. Hopkins was nominated for best supporting actor and Pryce for best actor by the Academy Awards for their performances.
Gemma Simmonds is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus. An honorary fellow of Durham University and past president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain, she has studied at the universities of Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro and Cambridge, where she undertook a doctorate in theology. She is the Director of the Religious Life Institute in Cambridge.
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