On March 13th, 2013, at 7:40pm local time, white smoke wafted over St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. After 5 votes and almost 26 hours of deliberations, a new Pope had been elected.
Spiritual leader to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, the Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio announced that he would take the name Francis. The first Pope to bear the name, he was also the first Pope from Latin America, and the first Jesuit elected to the Holy See.
Within days Pope Francis had made it clear that his would be a very different Papacy. Eschewing the traditional luxuries and privileges of the Holy See, he declared that his mandate as Pope would be to serve the poor and the disenfranchised.
Who is this man committed to changing the Catholic Church in the 21st Century? Where did he come from? What will be his most important challenge and who will emerge as his principle opponents? How will this humble, austere man change the Vatican, one of the wealthiest states on Earth?
This fascinating programme is the first detailed biography of Catholicism’s new spiritual leader Pope Francis and includes rare and previously unseen footage from his background and his work in Argentina. It also interviews with those who have known him well throughout his long and interesting life.
Chapters include: Habemus Papam; A Pope for Everyone; His Life; Humility and Poverty; The Culture of Dialogue; The Mission.
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | NTSC|
|Language & Duration||English | 60 Minutes|