National Geographic - Inside the Vatican [VHS]

 
9780792291817: National Geographic - Inside the Vatican [VHS]
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National Geographic, with unprecedented access, provides a rare glimpse inside the secret archives and private chapels of the Vatican. Privileged accounts from Vatican officials, historians, and devoted individuals who work closely with Pope John Paul II provide insight into the remarkable history of this holy city.

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The Vatican is the home of incredible art, the world's smallest standing army, and some of history's most important documents. Narrated by Emmy-winner Martin Sheen, Nat ional Geographic gains privileged access to the Vatican's hallowed halls to reveal the com plex layers of life and history inside the territorial base of the Holy See.
For many, this will be a "first look" at some of the most revered sties within the Vatican . One can find the original records of Galileo's investigation by the Sacred Inquisition, a letter from the great kahn, and even a note from Michelangelo complaining that sentries guarding St. Peter's Basilica hadn't been paid in several months. Step into a mysterious place that traces its history to the martyrdom of the Apostle Peter circa a.d. 64. It's all here!

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