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George Mayer-Marton's The Crucifixion (1955) as it originally appeared in the Church of the Holy Rosary in Oldham, England.

Renewed effort to preserve mural at Catholic church building in England

A conservationist charity is calling for the preservation of George Mayer-Marton's The Crucifixion, a 1955 mosaic and fresco work located... Read more

Osamu Giovanni Micico

This Japanese painter found the faith through sacred art

Osamu Giovanni Micico had never read the Bible, knew nothing of the stories of Christ in the gospels, and had... Read more

Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Crucifixion (1512-16)

How Catholics can be inspired by art during Holy Week

As churches and museums remain closed, Catholic artists have encouraged people to be inspired this Holy Week by finding beauty... Read more

A Raphael-designed tapestry hangs in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Feb. 17, 2020.

500 years later, Raphael tapestries rehung in Sistine Chapel

Five hundred years after the death of Renaissance artist Raphael, the Vatican Museums has returned the tapestries he designed to... Read more

Carlo Crivelli's Madonna and Child with Saints (1481).

Vatican Museums opens exhibit with newly restored Renaissance Marian paintings

The Vatican Museums opened Thursday an exhibit of recently restored paintings of the Virgin Mary by early Renaissance painter Carlo... Read more

In this 2007 file photo, Bert Baker, an amateur artist, had recently finished a 7-foot-tall sculpture of Christ at Red Bank Baptist Church.

Baptist congregation votes Jesus statue out for being 'too Catholic'

Jesus is being evicted from a South Carolina church, and he must be out by the end of the month.  Read more

An image of Orpheus in Rome's Catacombs of St. Callixtus.

Catacomb frescoes in Rome restored using lasers

Adorning the crypts hidden among Rome’s catacombs are frescoes which reveal 1,600 year-old history, as well as the life of... Read more