Synopsis9 Episodes. Pius XIII is in a coma. And after an interlude as unexpected as it is mysterious, Voiello succeeds in getting Sir John Brannox, a moderate, charming and sophisticated English aristocrat, elected to the papal throne, taking the name John Paul III. The new pope seems perfect, but is hiding frailties and secrets. He realises at once, as well, that it is going to be difficult to take the place of his charismatic and illustrious ...