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CAIRO - 8 August 2017: A new documentary explores Pope Francis's relationship with art, and how it has helped shaped him into the spirtual leader he now is. The documentary is directly based on a book the Pope had written in 2015, entitled "My Idea of Art".
After ascending to become the Roman Catholic Church's 266th Pope, Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, had already eschewed several traditions, such as taking a golden cross, in favor of walking a more humble path more spiritually connected to the poor.
The documentary, like it's source book, explains how the latest Pope is interested in returning to the days when art was used in Churches as a powerful tool to better spread spirtuality to the people.
The documentary first premiered at the Vatican Museums on June 27, 2017, but will be released in DVD form in numerous languages within the coming months.