And Lead Us Not Into Temptation When Martin Scorsese’s Silence Premieres at the Vatican This Week

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Load up on those communion wafers and miniature wine goblets, because the Vatican concession-stand prices are notoriously impious. Per The Guardian, Martin Scorsese’s new 27-years-in-development drama, Silence, will be making its world premiere at the Vatican  amen! on Tuesday to a full audience. Scorsese will be joined by “about 400 priests and other guests” at the Pontifical Oriental Institute for the Jesuits, although sadly, the Big Man himself (Pope Francis) will not be one of the holy rollers in attendance. Silence, which is based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 historical novel, follows two determined young Jesuit priests (the equally determined Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) in the 17th century who travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson), who has abandoned their religion under strange circumstances. Yeah, so this Silence screening might be hip and all, but when the hell is The Young Pope going to get its Vatican debut?

Martin Scorsese’s Silence Premiering at Vatican