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Papal Arts Legacy

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 March 2013

As Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world decide who is to become the next Pope, we discover just how much Benedict XVI was keen to support the contemporary arts.

Rio Art Museum
Helen Clegg visits the new Art Museum in Rio, part of the Brazilian city's regeneration plans which aims to bring in visitors from every background.

David Bowie
His first album (or public appearance of any kind) in 10 years has been met by almost universal praise. We ask Dylan Jones, man obsessed as a young boy in the 70's by Bowie whether it's great, good or just so so.

The main entrance to the Vatican Museum. Photo:Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images.


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  • Papal Arts Legacy

    We discover how Benedict XVI supported the contemporary arts.

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