Catholicism's profound impact on society has been felt for the past 2,000 years. This six-episode docuseries goes inside the Vatican to show how popes and the catholic church came to hold massive power throughout the ages. Linking recent news events surrounding the Vatican with its unexpected origins, the series explores how 12 apostles became 1.2 billion Catholics today, and how the pope became the most powerful man in history.
aired 63 days ago
Examining Pope John Paul II, the first celebrity pope, and how his reign represents the birth of the papacy as people know it today.
Examining the pope who bore witness to the Nazi party's rise and the actions of the Catholic Church during one of the most tumultuous times in modern history.
The events that led to the splintering of what was once a universal church.
Examining the resignations of popes throughout history and the nature of the pope's power.
Examining how the papacy and Catholicism, against all odds, spread throughout Europe.
The increase of corruption as popes acquired temporal power and political influence.