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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 48

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.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Pietà, Vatican Museum, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

May you who reached Calvary,
ever-deeply united to your Son
who from the Cross gave you as mother
to the disciple John,
also make us feel you are always
close in each moment of our lives,
especially in times of darkness and trial.

(Pope Benedict XVI, Prayer to Mary Immaculate in Piazza di Spagna, 8 December 2005). 

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza

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16 May 2020, 08:07