Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591-1666) – St John the Baptist – Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani
It is neither a myth nor a dream,
it is not a vision or a utopia,
it is not a fairy tale,
but it is a singular and unrepeatable event:
Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary,
who at dusk on Friday
was taken down from the Cross and buried,
has victoriously left the tomb.
The proclamation of the Lord’s Resurrection
lightens up the dark regions of the world in which we live.
(Benedict XVI, Easter Urbi et Orbi Message, 2009)
Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza