Secrets of the Vatican

Secrets of the Vatican

DVD - 2014 | Widescreen
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Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Frontline goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Frontline gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781608830886
1608830888
Branch Call Number: DVD 262.136 SECRETS
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
NTSC
wide screen
digital,optical,stereo
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)

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BlueHippo
May 07, 2016

A little dated -done right after Pope Benedict was elected-but pretty good. Gives viewers good historical information and has footage of areas of the vatican not usually seen by visitors-the archives, the crypts, the Papal residence, etc.

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Keogh
Aug 18, 2014

An informative documentary exploring the shift from the papacy of Benedict to Francis. This examines the scandals, both financial and sex abuse related, that built controversy on Benedict's tenure and led to his resignation, with the personal testimony of those violated being particularly powerful. Francis' different approach to things is examined, as is the challenge faced in confronting the bureaucracy in the Vatican. For an outsider, it's an interesting documentary. If you're Catholic, it might depend on where your perspective lies, however.

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