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Fernando Meirelles talks Netflix awards hopeful ‘The Two Popes’

’I’m Catholic myself, but a very bad Catholic.’

“I knew nothing about the Vatican,” confesses Fernando Meirelles, director of Net­flix’s feelgood awards contender The Two Popes, which has its Canadian premiere in Toronto on Monday (9). “I wasn’t very interested in the politics of the Church. I’m Catholic myself, but a very bad Catholic.”

Yet when producer Dan Lin handed him Anthony McCarten’s script, about a series of conversations that took place in the Vatican in 2012-13 between then Pope Benedict XVI and the man who would become his successor as Pope Francis, Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio,

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