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Holy See to have pavilion at Venice Biennial :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Holy See to have pavilion at Venice Biennial

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After Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with 260 artists in the Sistine Chapel last Saturday, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, announced that the Holy See will participate in the Biennial of Venice in 2011 and for this first time have its own pavilion.

In his announcement, the archbishop said: “We hope to invite a dozen of the most important artists of the contemporary scene, artists who do not necessarily have any relationship with religion, as we would like to encourage them and work with them on different spiritual and symbolic projects.”

He added that these projects would not necessarily include liturgical art.

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