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Vatican Museum: Beauty that Unites! 52

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.

Vitale da Bologna. Madonna and Child, Vatican Museums, Art Gallery, © Musei Vaticani

© Musei Vaticani
© Musei Vaticani

Let us entrust to the Virgin Mary our trials and tribulations,
together with our joys and consolations.
Let us beg her to turn her eyes of mercy towards us,
especially in times of pain, and make us worthy of beholding,
today and always, the merciful face of her Son Jesus!

(Pope Francis, Message for the 24th World Day of the Sick, 2016)

Under the direction of: Paolo Ondarza

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07 June 2020, 09:00