Pope Joan | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
About the 9th century woman who disguised herself as a monk and eventually became pope.

Cast

... Johanna von Ingelheim

Actor

... Gisele

Actor

... Pope Sergius

Actor

... Gerold

Actor

... Aesculapius

Actor

... Anastasius

Actor

... Pope Joan

Actor

... Johanna von Ingelheim

Actor

... Arsenius

Actor

... Arighis

Actor

... Bishop Arnaldo

Actor

... Paschal

Actor

Company

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Synopsis

The story of a Pope John Anglicus, who ruled the Catholic Church from 855-857, disguising the fact that he was a she. Pope Joan, an educated woman from Athens who was reportedly traveling as a man for safety reasons, became involved in local religion and politics before being made Cardinal and then Pope. Her gender was allegedly discovered when she went into labor while in church.

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