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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 50

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.

Pinturicchio,  Christ’s Ascension, Borgia Apartment, Hall of the Mysteries of Faith, Fresco, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

Dear sons, be imbued with the hope
that is so much a part of the mystery
of the Ascension of Jesus.
Be deeply conscious of Christ’s
victory and triumph over sin and death.
Realize that the strength of Chist
is greater than our weakness,
greater than the weakness of the whole world. 

(Pope John Paul II, Homily on the Solemnity of the Ascension, 24 May 1979)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza


24 May 2020, 08:07