Hanukkah: How an ancient revolt sparked the Festival of Lights loading...
Hanukkah: How an ancient revolt sparked the Festival of Lights
When the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, people around the world celebrate Hanukkah. For eight days and nights, candles are lit, songs are sung, and dreidels are spun to remember a people’s revolt and holy miracle from more than 2,000 years ago.
Healing From a Civil War, These Children Choose Forgiveness loading...
Healing From a Civil War, These Children Choose Forgiveness
Short film about two children on opposing sides of Central African Republic's civil war.
Fashion Meets Religion at the Met’s New Exhibit loading...
Fashion Meets Religion at the Met’s New Exhibit
Treasures that have never been seen outside the Vatican will be on display at Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Morgan Freeman Seeks What Unites Humankind loading...
Morgan Freeman Seeks What Unites Humankind
The actor's new show on National Geographic, The Story of Us, searches for answers to life’s biggest questions.
Why Clowns Are Everywhere in This Mexican City loading...
Why Clowns Are Everywhere in This Mexican City
In their colourful costumes and painted masks, Mexico's dancing clowns are a fusion of Catholicism and indigenous culture.
Meet Five Men Who All Think They’re the Messiah loading...
Meet Five Men Who All Think They’re the Messiah
These men say they’re the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Their disciples agree.
90-Metre-Wide Ancient Altar Excavated in China loading...
90-Metre-Wide Ancient Altar Excavated in China
Found in China's far north-west, the ruins suggest the cultural link between region's east and west was strong even before the Silk Road.
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In Need Of A Cure
Venezuelans are turning to faith healers as the nation's health care crisis deepens.
Is Australia Still a Religious Country? loading...
Is Australia Still a Religious Country?
As ‘No religion’ outranks Catholicism in the census
On 'Burkini Island' Muslim Girls Can Finally Learn to Swim loading...
On 'Burkini Island' Muslim Girls Can Finally Learn to Swim
Full-length swimsuits and lessons allow schoolgirls in Zanzibar to learn aquatic safety and experience being in the ocean.
About the Show

Pope Francis a fascinating figure with an incredible backstory that hasn’t been told in full until now. Rebel Pope is the definitive story of his rise to power. His radical views would stir controversy in some circles, but also put him in line to lead one of the world’s oldest and largest religious institutions. Get under the skin of this man of the people to find out how his inspiring beliefs evolved and what the influences were that shaped him on his path to the papacy.

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