In the six-part documentary series The Vatican, Professor Rik Torfs (former Dean of the KU Leuven Faculty of Canon Law) travels to the heart of the Catholic Church. It is no secret that the institute has faced many problems and continues to stumble upon internal challenges. Challenges that may seem very distant from real-life, but are they that different? In this balanced series, Rik Torfs engages with high-ranking clergymen and passionate catholics to reflect on the Vatican and the pontificate of pope Francis who - in his bid for transparency – is reforming the Curia. Professor Torfs on a quest to discover the human side of the Vatican and finding out to what extent the Catholic Church is ready for a renewed future.
- 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