Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vatican - The Hidden World - BBC HD

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Aired September 15, 2010 on BBC HD
To mark the Papal visit to the UK, a camera crew have 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 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.


  1. Does anyone else feel that these altar boys are being taken adavantage of? It just seems ver indentured servant to me.

  2. Given their paedo tendencies you may be right

  3. It is odd. But the thing that kept going through my mind was from my christian past. "Lucifer shall appear as an angel of light." Maybe its still the protestant blood that runs in my veins, but I can't shake these thoughts for the Vatican. If evil can be personified, the pope is the devil, and the beauty and enigma of the Vatican are the lights used to blind the faithful from this fact. Arrest this devil masquerading as an angel of light. Damn him.

  4. So hard to keep the vomit down through this whole thing.