Pope Francis' 2015 book 'My Idea of Art' on the evangelising power of painting, sculpture and architecture is being turned into a documentary, it emerged on Thursday.
The film takes the viewer on a guided tour of the Vatican
Museums, St Peter's square and the basilica following an
itinerary set out by the pope to discover those works that best
illustrate his idea of the ability of art to contrast a culture
of exclusion and waste.
"The museums must increasingly become the place of beauty and
welcome. They need to throw open their doors to people from all
over the world," Francis writes.
The documentary is narrated by the book's co-author Tiziano
Lupi, a journalist, and directed by Claudio Rossi Massimi.
Available in six languages, it will be available in early
2017 distributed by Draka Distribution.