Pope Francis: Road To The Vatican

National Geographic
About the Show
What life awaits the new Pope Francis? With rare access inside the Vatican itself, Pope Francis: Road To The Vatican takes a close-up look at the reality that faces the Pope who declared that the Church had gone "to the end of the world” to find him. Pope Francis is the first Latin American Pope. The son of a railway worker in Argentina, Pope Francis says he wants a "poor church… for the poor". However, he now heads a political and spiritual control centre that teems with priceless works by Michelangelo, da Vinci and Raphael, the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Library and Museums, all featured in this film, as is the work of Vatican staff and security. Also revealed, how the men who must manage daily life for of Christ's representative on Earth go about their work. It’s a deeply sacred task challenged by modern-day media pressures.


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