FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican DVD

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FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican Pope Benedict's final days and Francis' battle to set the church on a new path. Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in six hundred years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, taming ... More
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FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican

Pope Benedict's final days and Francis' battle to set the church on a new path.

Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in six hundred years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict's papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the Church out of crisis? Nearly a year in the making, this special 90 minute FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican - one of the world's most revered and mysterious institutions - to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Through interviews with those at the very heart of what happened - cardinals, priests, convicted criminals, police, prosecutors and whistle-blowers - FRONTLINE gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.

This program contains mature content that may not be appropriate for all viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Producer: David Fanning, Antony Thomas
Production Company: Channel 4
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Antony Thomas
Narrator: Will Lyman
Writers: Antony Thomas
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Vicky
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Well made documentary
Review by Vicky on 03/18/22 review stating Well made documentary
This is a factual documentary shocking and sad for a Catholic to watch. We all suffer when our Church is sick. However, until we acknowledge the truth head-on healing cannot begin. The fragile Pope Benedict had the integrity to retire. The latter part of the video is hope-filled because of Pope Francis. He is indeed chosen by God to rectify centuries of corruption and sin. May God grant him strength to rebuild Gods Church and may he be supported by all of us as one Body in Christ.
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Doubting T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Shocking intrigue and corruption exposed
Review by Doubting T. on 07/17/20 review stating Shocking intrigue and corruption exposed
An expose so shocking that I, a long standing agnostic, was left in wide-eyed amazement. This is what the pope has to tackle -- good luck!
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Pedophile H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
BRINGS to LIGHT the REAL GOINGS-ONS and CATHOLIC CORRUPTION
Review by Pedophile H. on 07/17/20 review stating BRINGS to LIGHT the REAL GOINGS-ONS and CATHOLIC CORRUPTION
Incredible undercover reporting. Uncovers the corruption, disgusting behavior and cover-up of abusive catholic priests and level it has risen to. Apparently absolute power corrupts absolutely just like they taught us in college. Time for a few follow-up stories on this subject FRONTLINE.... why stop now ?
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Enlightened
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Thank you Frontline
Review by Enlightened on 07/17/20 review stating Thank you Frontline
This church is obviously not Gods representative/organization on earth. This problem has been known for decades by top officials which has forced investigative reporting to take on the responsibility the church wouldnt. Thank you Frontline for promoting justice for injured!
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Tellitlikeitis
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Secrets of the Vatican
Review by Tellitlikeitis on 07/17/20 review stating Secrets of the Vatican
Outstanding investigative journalism and extra-ordinary historical accuracy - this Frontline production should be seen by everyone who thinks the Vatican is the original Christian Church - It was not! Look to the Eastern Orthodox Faith of the Apostles and Holy Fathers of the Faith from the Last Supper Pentecost forward ....
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Messenger G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
PEDOPHILES BREEDING PEDOPHILES
Review by Messenger G. on 07/17/20 review stating PEDOPHILES BREEDING PEDOPHILES
Catholic Clergy = PEDOPHILES BREEDING PEDOPHILES Catholic Clergy = Satan OWNS the CATHOLIC CLERGY Catholic Clergy = VERY, VERY DANGEROUS PEOPLE Catholic Clergy = Have made-up thier own law and believe the laws of contientious, mortal men do not apply to them. I believe Satan has taken over the Catholic Church if in fact it wasnt invented by him in the first place! This DVD unveils the tip-of-the-Iceberg about total corruption ( financial, mental and physical abuse ) of Vulnerable Human Beings by the Catholic Dyascie of Homosexual and Pedophilous Priests. The good book says : in the end of time, there will be many False Prophets . Pedophilious Priests abusing our Children and even Adults that are dumb enuf to let themselves be abused by Sexually and Mentally Abusive Priests are the result of Absolute Power Corrupting Absolutely!
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Kevin
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Dear Daniel
Review by Kevin on 07/17/20 review stating Dear Daniel
Do you really think God is using this so called clean HOLY organisation to sort out the earth and its corruption propagandising mercy. Jesus is already come, not a new pope You must be so blind brother! Read Daniel in the Holy Bible Ch 2:44
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Tnosam
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SHOCKED
Review by Tnosam on 07/17/20 review stating SHOCKED
I was shocked, not only by the scandals and the level of perversity, but by the openness of the reporting and the confessions. For years the media has covered up for the Vatican. But this documentary tells, if not all, more than has been in the past.
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Gma
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
i am going to buy,and share
Review by Gma on 07/17/20 review stating i am going to buy,and share
Very informative,sad, and moving..there has got to be changes made with in this church.truth hurts but truth can also heal.
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None
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Church That Desperately Needs Reform
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating A Church That Desperately Needs Reform
You will understand the reason for Benedicts resignation. He simply did not have the ability to clean out the filth in the Vatican.
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Lois
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
How so long ?
Review by Lois on 07/17/20 review stating How so long ?
A profound thank you to PBS and the Frontline staff for this shocking and eye-opening documentary ! How could all of this brazen and evil behavior been kept secret for so long ? I attended Catholic schools for sixteen years and never had a clue. Never even heard a rumor. You have performed a service for all of humanity by exposing this very corrupt institution. Doesnt the bible advise us to judge someone or something by its fruits ? How very, very sad. Every Catholic should see your video because the Church will work very hard, still, I fear, to keep its evil and sinful secrets. Thank yo u again, PBS and Frontline.
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Chicago C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
PBS presents the whole truth
Review by Chicago C. on 07/17/20 review stating PBS presents the whole truth
As a cradle Catholic, this video about the ongoing corruption in the Roman Catholic Church was very hard to watch but was well-documented by its producers. The church is in a sorry, sorry state.
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Daniel
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
THE SICRETS OF THE VATICAN
Review by Daniel on 07/17/20 review stating THE SICRETS OF THE VATICAN
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THIS WAS A CONFLICT ON MY MIND FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS. NOW IT IS CLEAR OF WHAT REALLY GOING ON. HOPE GOD HAS SENT US POPE FRANCISCO TO START THE BIGGINNING OF THE CLEAN UP THAT IS VERY VERY NEED IT. IM BUYING THE TAPE BECAUSE I THING IS AN EXCELENT JOB. CONGRATULATION TO ALL THE PERSONS THAT TOOK PART IN IT AND IM VERY SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SUFFER, AND THEY SHOULD BE MADE HOLD FOR THE SUFFERRING.
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Voluntarius F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Cutting Edge revelations
Review by Voluntarius F. on 07/17/20 review stating Cutting Edge revelations
I ordered this DVD FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican for my birthday the money was a gift from my friends so it was doubly important to me to receive this DVD, I was so pleased to get it and watch it. I learned much that I did not know, but had suspected concerning My Church in Crisis. The delivery was absolutely on time and perfectly placed for my special day, thank you PBS.
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Zikkaron
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Shameful but Necessary Report
Review by Zikkaron on 07/17/20 review stating A Shameful but Necessary Report
The film is shocking, informative and accurate. My hope is that this and other similarly balanced revelations of the truth really can set us free to serve this sad world as Jesus intended.
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Mll
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Secrets of the Vatican
Review by Mll on 07/17/20 review stating Secrets of the Vatican
This was an incredible report! Eye opening and not the first time I had heard comments. Its beyond anything that I would have ever expected or imagined. Very interesting!


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