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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites 35

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Resurrection of Christ (from the Life of Christ series); tapestry; wool, silk, silver threads; 1783-1784; Vatican Apostolic Palace, Second Loggia, Apartments of the Papal Representative, Manufacturer: San Michele; artist: Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641); cartoon: Pier Paolo Panci; tapestry maker: Giuseppe Folli, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

In every age, the Risen Shepherd tirelessly seeks us,
his brothers and sisters, wandering in the deserts of this world.
With the marks of the passion – the wounds of his merciful love –
he draws us to follow him on his way, the way of life.
Today too, he places upon his shoulders
so many of our brothers and sisters
crushed by evil in all its varied forms.

(Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi, Easter, 16 April 2017)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza


03 May 2020, 08:15