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Supernatural Crime mystery - An investigator and a priest are trying to figure out a suspicious character.

An investigator or reporter is trying to find out more about a suspicious character. The character is a guy who doesn't age; the guy is hundreds years if not millenas old, sort of like the story about the angel condemned to live to the end of times.  The guy has to keep his identity and past secret and has done vile and evil things to keep his identity from being unearthed; the years have corroded his character.

An old priest (like in his eighties) is also suspicious about the guy and is also trying to figure out who he is.  He thinks he remembers the guy as another kid from his childhood and identifies him from a class or group photo taken when he was about 8 years old, he then sees that the adult teacher or priest in the photo is the guy in question and that he looks almost exactly the same now as he did some eighty years ago.  The guy kills the priest... I'm not sure about the age of the movie, I'm thinking around 2005 or so...
asked Mar 10, 2017 in Name That Movie by JohnG (11 points)

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The movie I was thinking of is The Seventh Sign (1988)  The "bad character" is Father Lucci, (Cartaphilus) who was cursed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming or the End of Times.  The scene where the old priest figures it out is here.  Who I thought to be an investigator or reporter was Jesus (in the form of David Bannon the Boarder who rented an apartment from Abby).

answered Mar 12, 2017 by JohnG (11 points)
Nice find. How did you figure it out?
Googled it for hours...  using clues and "quotation marks" and + signs in my searches.  Dogged determination I guess, but once I found out who Cartaphilus was the rest just fell in place in my searches.
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