Pope treats 1,300 poor guests to spectacular show + trailer

Source: Vatican Media

On Monday evening, Pope Francis had all 1,300 seats of the Auditorium Conciliazione hall, near the Vatican, reserved for the homeless, refugees, prisoners and needy families of Rome for the show: 'Giudizio Universale - (Universal Judgement) - Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel.'

The immersive spectacle set on a 270 degree stage, features live performances, 4k projections, brilliant special effects, music, dance and acting. The main theme song is by Sting.

The show which debuted on 15 March, is the brainchild of Marco Balich, who has directed several Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies.

The Office of Papal Charities, headed by the Pope's official Almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, organised the evening.

Watch a trailer for the show here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PjaQqCVxd8

Tags: Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Office of Papal Charities, Pope Francis

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