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Vatican: The Hidden World

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.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 14 Sep 2014 19:00


Role Contributor
DirectorRichard Ladkani
Executive ProducerPhil Craig
Executive ProducerCarol Sennett