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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 49

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.

Lord of Mercy, side panel, fragment of a triptych with the Risen Christ, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

We, the men and women of the third millennium,
we too need you, Risen Lord!
Stay with us now, and until the end of time.
Grant that the material progress of peoples
may never obscure the spiritual values
which are the soul of their civilization.
Sustain us, we pray, on our journey.
In you do we believe, in you do we hope,
for you alone have the words of eternal life.

Mane nobiscum, Domine! Alleluia!  

(Pope John Paul II, Urbi et Orbi Message, 27 March 2005)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza

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17 May 2020, 08:07