In the six-part documentary series The Vatican, Professor Rik Torfs (former Dean of the KU Leuven Faculty of Canon Law) goes to Rome. It's no secret that the Catholic Church has lost face over the past few years. The churches remain empty and the series of scandals doesn't seem to be ending any time soon. Rik Torfs wants to measure the damage. Each episode will be built around an essential question. These six questions will expose problems at the institute's core, alternated with images from rich archives. Professor Torfs examines whether the Vatican's end is imminent, and what role the Pope would play in this potential scenario.
- Genre - documentary
- Scenario - Jo Badisco and Rik Torfs
- Direction - Kat Steppe
- Length - 6 x 52min
- Partners - VRT/Canvas, Flanders Film Fund (VAF), Belgian Tax Shelter, 360 Degrees Films, Italiaanse Tax Credit, Screen Flanders
- Distribution: Fedent