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Vatican: Life Within takes you on a journey into a rarely seen world and to the heart of an ancient religion. As the leader of over 1 billion Catholics worldwide, Pope Benedict XVI wields almost unparalleled religious and political influence. But to many, the Vatican is as secretive as it is spiritual.

With unprecedented access to Vatican staff, including security chiefs and the Pope's official photographer, Francesco Sforza, the daily tasks involved in managing the life of Christ's representative on Earth are revealed in full.

For these men on a mission, serving the Pope is a deeply sacred task while modern-day media pressure ensures it is also a challenging one. From supervising millions of visitors to maintaining the Vatican's extraordinary cultural archives, find out how this tiny state in the centre of Rome controls and delivers God's message to the world.

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