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Inside the VaticanAn Easter Lamb

The first part of the documentary sets off on a journey of discovery through the Vatican City State, visiting garages, greenhouses and sewing rooms. The viewers encounter the people who work in the garage, the sacristy and the gun room, as well as hearing from the Pope's clothes designer what designs she creates for him. There are reports on the problems faced by the gilders vis-à-vis worm-eaten angels and on the people who sometimes hide out behind the marble statues in the stunning St. Peter's Basilica. In addition, footage of a fire brigade exercise shows how fires are extinguished in the Holy See. The camera also pans over the apostolic farmyard in Castel Gandolfo, where the animals are treated like people. The farmer in charge tells us what kind of meat the pontiff likes to eat and which of the Paschal lambs cannot be eaten under any circumstances. In the Vatican Observatory meanwhile, viewers can look out into the infinity of the universe with an astrologer and wonder about the Big Bang and how the world was created.

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