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Centuries later, Bernini's angels captivate amid restoration

Nov 7, 2013 - 11:08 am .- Artists restoring key sculptures in the Vatican Museums, including some by famed Italian Gian Lorenzo Bernini, stress that the figures are rich in history and treasures in a “throw-away” culture.

Vatican restorers: Art preservation a great responsibility

Oct 28, 2013 - 08:21 am .- Those in charge of the restoration of various types of artwork in the Vatican museums stress that the preservation of such treasures is necessary on both a historical and an educational level.

Pope: Art expresses the beauty of faith

Oct 19, 2013 - 12:52 pm .- The creative arts help proclaim the gospel, explore the mysteries of Christian faith and reflect the quest for the “supreme beauty” found in God, Pope Francis has said.

Beauty, art have crucial role in evangelization, priest reflects

Oct 18, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Benefactors of the Vatican Museums who have recently gathered in Rome stressed that art is pivotal in the task of bringing God to secular society.

Sistine Chapel reveals light of God, Pope says on 500th anniversary

Oct 31, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- The Sistine Chapel ceiling is celebrating its 500th anniversary today, and Pope Benedict XVI followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Pope Julius II, who unveiled the masterpiece by saying vespers there.

Vatican Museums visitors happy priests are present

Sep 5, 2012 - 04:13 am .- A month-long pilot project to make priests available within the Vatican Museums to offer spiritual counseling to visitors is being hailed a success.

Tourists welcome posting of priests in Vatican Museums

Jul 28, 2012 - 05:29 pm .- The decision to make priests available inside the Vatican Museums to offer spiritual comfort to visitors has been generally welcomed by tourists in Rome.

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