In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready to see. This is the first tape - Case 83-G - stolen from these archives and exposed to the public by an anonymous source.
To mark the papal visit to the UK, a camera crew has spent a year filming a world that few have ever seen. With unprecedented access to the Vatican and the people who live and work there, this is a unique profile of the heart of the Catholic Church and the world's smallest sovereign state. Archivists reveal the Vatican's secrets, including the signed testimony of Galileo recorded by the Inquisition. A cardinal journeys deep below St Peter's Basilica to inspect the site claimed to be the tomb of the saint himself, and curators share a private viewing of Michelangelo's extraordinary decoration of the Sistine Chapel. An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the workings of one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions.
Documentary following US film-maker Joe Marino as he heads to Italy to investigate exorcisms and the truth behind rumors of demonic possession.
Explores the relationships and rivalries, in addition to the mysteries and miracles behind the Catholic church.
A crisis in the Catholic Church is revealed; attempts to suppress its existence are tied to prophecy.
The film takes you on a journey inside the Vatican like you've never seen it before. From the ancient "City of the Dead" beneath St. Peter's basilica to the vaults of the Secret Archives, to the Pope's private offices and TV room. The show also explores the long and tumultuous relationship between the Vatican and the U.S., uncovering documents that date back to the Civil War and exploring Reagan's relationship with John Paul II in their quest to combat the Soviets during the Cold War.
How does the Vatican finance its conservative propaganda? What are the background and ideology of Pope Benedict XVI? Can we still consider Italy as a secular State? This documentary tries to answer these questions, and pays tribute to Alfredo Ormando, who burnt himself to death in January 1998 in St. Peter Square to protest against the homophobia of the catholic hierarchies.This film also investigates the privileges of the Vatican. Furthermore, The Vatican Rules explores the thorny debate about the draft law on civil unions that troubled Italy in 2007.
Provides a behind-the-scenes look, with unprecedented access, into life inside the Vatican. With rare footage of secret archives, private chapels and papal quarters, the program explores the Vatican's long, powerful history, and the unique traditions and ceremonies that have survived for nearly 2000 years. Accounts from Vatican officiants, historians and devoted individuals who work closely with the Pope John Paul II provide privilieged insight into the inner workings of one of the richest wonders of the world.
In 19th-century France, a little girl follows her two sisters into a Carmelite monastery with the goal of becoming a saint.
Originally produced in 1997 on the threshold of the Third Millennium of the Christian Era, and in celebration of the Jubilee of the Year of Our Lord 2000, The Vatican Museums was the culmination of three years of research and filming, the collaboration of thirty-two scholars and historians from around the world, a crew of forty directors of photography, operators, and lighting technicians, state-of-the-art digital cinematography, lighting, animation, and computerized editing, and the work of a famous composer with original performances by master musicians. Now available on DVD for the first time, this historic three-disc collection features seven hours of magnificent documentary film that illuminates and chronicles the great journey of the human spirit. Here then is the world's most spectacular and sacred repository of art, history, and faith.
A secret document which sets out a procedure for dealing with child sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church is examined by Panorama. Crimen Sollicitationis was written in 1962 in Latin and given to Catholic bishops worldwide who are ordered to keep it locked away in the church safe. Reporting for Panorama, Colm O'Gorman finds seven priests with child abuse allegations made against them living in and around the Vatican City.
It has become something of a cliché nowadays to describe the Vatican as a state exclusively for men. Of the closest members of the Pope's staff, around 15 percent are currently women. Women in the Vatican protect the historical treasures of the church, they help determine if someone should be canonised, they oversee the restoration work taking place in St. Peter's and, for the last few years at least, have held executive positions in the governing body of the church.
Join Pope Benedict XVI on a tour of the Vatican, the massive 4,000-employee headquarters of the Catholic Church, which comes complete with its own army, currency, postal system and telephone exchange. And there is no better tour guide than the Pope, who spent years as his predecessor John Paul II's most trusted adviser and knows the inner workings of the Vatican's archives, catacombs, museums and more.
This is the extraordinary story of the pope who understood that his house was falling down but who, in his attempts to renovate it, triggered a battle that it may well not survive.
An eremit who has had contact to terrorists is planning to kill the pope by poisoning.
First ever complete documentary series on the Vatican. Learn all details about history of St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum, Swiss Guard, Papal cars and antiques, Vatican media, Vatican Gardens and many more. Produced in full HD quality 14 episodes story of over 6 hours of lengrth with unique pictures and breathtaking facts from inside of the Vatican.
The Vatican Television Center is the national broadcaster of the state of Vatican City. Vatican Central Television was first aired in 1983.
Vatican City—Holy Land of the Catholics. Amidst the land, there is an organization that conducts rigorous investigations on "claims of miracles" from all over the world to ascertain their credibility. The organization is referred to as "Seito no Za" (Assembly of Saints) and the priests that belong there are called miracle investigators. Robert Nicholas, an ancient archive and cryptanalysis expert is partnered and good friends with Hiraga Josef Kou, a genius scientist. Together, the brilliant duo investigates the "miracles" and uncovers the incidents and conspiracies hidden behind them.