Probably the most interesting and audacious film ever made about a Pope. The title derives from the monk Malachi's prophecy predicting that the 422 th pope would be named "Pastor Angelicus". This Pope happened to be Pius XII. It illustrates the private and public life of the Pontiff : Many scenes are filmed in the private departments of the Vatican. It describes as well a typical day, his contacts with normal people, with children. It terminates with a solemn celebration in Saint-Peter Basilica.