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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites 37

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.

Hexalobate plate with Resurrection, Sienese goldsmith, XIV century, Vatican Museum, Apartment of St Pius V, Sala degli Indirizzi © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

He is risen and lives among us!
What more secure truth,
what more consoling reality
during this present earthly exile
that these two facts on which
are founded the certainty of faith
and the hope of every salvation!
Christ is risen!
This historical truth shines
without shadow of doubt
and its splendor is confirmed
by the living testimony of the Church
which would not have withstood
the test of time had Christ not been raised.
Christ is among us!


(Pius XII,  Easter Urbi et Orbi Message, 1955)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza

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05 May 2020, 08:03