The film portrays the highlights of John Paul II's pontificate, his spiritual heritage, the most significant meetings with heads of government, but also with people from all over the world, from the day of his election to his funeral. The soundtrack to these very moving images is Andrea Bocelli's unique voice, interpreting arias and religious hymns, among them the most beautiful and famous Ave Marias, directed by Myung-Whun Chung with the Orchestra and Choir of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The arias were recorded at the Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome.
Extras: 7 mins total
- From The Roman Trittico (footage plus narration of words by Pope John Paul II)
- The Nativity (footage of the nativity in Rome plus footage from international travels set to "Adeste Fideles")
- Andrea Bocelli live performance of Schubert's "Ave Maria" in the presence of the pope at Tor Vergata in 2000