The SHADOWS on the Pontificate of POPE John Paul II - Part 1

Living Through History

Nov 22 2023 • 11 mins

A pontificate lasting 27 years, a period from 1978 to 2005 full of scandals and mysteries that fully involved the Vatican.
The Banco Ambrosiano scandal, with the dangerous relationships between Marcinkus' IOR and Calvi's dark finance, the Orlandi case, the murder of Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop murdered during a function, the meeting with Augusto Pinochet in Chile, the support for the controversial Opus Dei and much more.
A pontificate with many shadows, some very dark, which marked the papacy of John Paul II

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Script: Federico Bettuzzi
Production: Giovanni Zorzi