Jude Law's The New Pope sparks outcry from Catholic Church

Jude Law's The New Pope sparks outcry from Catholic Church over scene featuring nuns in nightdresses dancing beneath a fluorescent crucifix TV mini-series has infuriated Catholic Church for its portrayal of gyrating nuns Father Gianmatteo Caputo labelled scene 'offensive', lacking 'narrative context'  The scene is filmed in a former monastery on the island of San Giorgio in Venice

By Sophie Tanno For Mailonline

Published: 16:59 GMT, 14 January 2020 | Updated: 17:03 GMT, 14 January 2020

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TV mini-series 'The New Pope' starring Jude Law has prompted an angry reaction from the Catholic Church for its 'sexy' portrayal of nuns. 

In the first scene of the nine-episode HBO Drama, around 15 gyrating nuns dressed in their nighties dance at the base of the huge fluorescent crucifix. 

The scene is filmed in a former monastery on the island of San Giorgio in the Venetian lagoon. 

The mini-series premiered on Sky Atlantic on Sunday night and on HBO yesterday evening.  

TV mini-series 'The New Pope' starring Jude Law has prompted an angry reaction from the Catholic Church for its 'sexy' portrayal of nuns

TV mini-series 'The New Pope' starring Jude Law has prompted an angry reaction from the Catholic Church for its 'sexy' portrayal of nuns

Around 15 gyrating nuns dressed in their nighties dance at the base of the huge fluorescent crucifix

A nun dances in her nightie above a fluorescent cross

In the first scene of the nine-episode HBO Drama, around 15 gyrating nuns dressed in their nighties dance at the base of the huge fluorescent crucifix

The scene is filmed in a former monastery on the island of San Giorgio in the Venetian lagoon

The scene is filmed in a former monastery on the island of San Giorgio in the Venetian lagoon

The mini-series, which is the follow-up to smash-hit Vatican drama 'The Young

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