The Vatican

A captivating investigation into the pinnacle of Catholicism, and how incessant scandals and an ever changing society have rocked its foundations and weakened its power

This standout docuseries drives to the heart of the mysteries surrounding the Vatican. Each episode draws on a hot topic related to core issues currently effecting the Catholic institution: Can a Pope really change the church? Is sexual pleasure really a sin? What is the role of women in the church?

Seasoned journalist Rik Torfs had access to some of the highest ranking clergy in the church such as the Pope himself, Mgr Barbarin and other leading global figures of the Christian faith.

Winner of the Best Pitch Award CONNeXT 2019


Genre: Series Documentary

Co-written by: Rik Torfs and Jo Badisco  
Kat Steppe  
Producers: Panenka (Kato Maes and Kristoffel Mertens)
Language: French, English, German, Italian
Year of production: 2020 – 2021
Status: in production. Available : Q1/Q2 2022
International Sales: Federation