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Artist Mauro Pallotta.

'Superpope' artist acclaims Pope Francis as a true hero

Jan 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

Artist Mauro Pallotta revealed that his viral depiction of Pope Francis as a superhero was done to portray how the... Read more

Nativity Scene for Christmas 2013 designed by Antonio Cantone in Saint Peters Square

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

Jan 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope... Read more

Rogerio Piva performs a juggling act for Pope Francis during his general audience on Jan. 8, 2013

It was a 'thrill' to perform for Pope, circus members say

Jan 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

During last week’s general audience, members of the circus gave a special performance for Pope Francis, saying that the exciting... Read more

The Deposition of Christ by Caravaggio, circa 1600-1604.

Book on Vatican art walks a course of spiritual exercises

Dec 6, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The director of the Vatican Museums' art patrons program has authored “Meditations on Vatican Art,” a collection of images of... Read more

An angel sculpture from Bernini undergoes restoration at the Vatican Museum on Nov. 4, 2013.

Centuries later, Bernini's angels captivate amid restoration

Nov 7, 2013

By Elise Harris

Artists restoring key sculptures in the Vatican Museums, including some by famed Italian Gian Lorenzo Bernini, stress that the figures... Read more

Vatican restorer Chiara Fornaciari, Oct. 21, 2013.

Vatican restorers: Art preservation a great responsibility

Oct 28, 2013

By Elise Harris

Those in charge of the restoration of various types of artwork in the Vatican museums stress that the preservation of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 13.

Pope: Art expresses the beauty of faith

Oct 19, 2013

The creative arts help proclaim the gospel, explore the mysteries of Christian faith and reflect the quest for the “supreme... Read more

Sistine Chapel.

Beauty, art have crucial role in evangelization, priest reflects

Oct 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

Benefactors of the Vatican Museums who have recently gathered in Rome stressed that art is pivotal in the task of... Read more

Cadinal Paul Jean Poupard (right) on his visit to Bombay Archdiocesan Heritage Museum 2011 with Fr Warner to the left.

Bombay archdiocese hosts seminar on beauty of stained glass

Sep 26, 2013

To promote a revival of beautiful Christian art in India, the Archdiocese of Bombay has held a seminar on stained... Read more

New York City talks to share Catholic perspectives on art, beauty

Aug 27, 2013

A series of talks on art and beauty aims to bring a Catholic understanding of the arts into the heart... Read more

Painter Alexander Talbot Rice with his portrait of Benedict XVI.

Artist's faith grows through Benedict XVI portrait

Jul 3, 2013

A British artist who has painted the British royal family and Margaret Thatcher in person says his Christian faith “deepened”... Read more

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi responds to a journalist's question about the Vatican's participation in Venice's International Art Festival.

Vatican announces its debut at Venice art festival

May 14, 2013

The Vatican is participating for the first time in a famous international art exposition in Venice under the theme “Creation,... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, in the VPO Feb. 5, 2013.

Archbishop hopes St. Peter art show will spark longing for God

Feb 5, 2013

A unique art exhibition aimed at giving “voice to the nostalgia for God” found in modern culture will open at... Read more

Artist David Lopez Ribes with his family at the Vatican as he recieves his award.

Artist praises family as he receives Vatican award

Nov 29, 2012

Artist David Lopez Ribes noted the importance of his wife and children in his life as he received the award... Read more

The painting 'Ecce Homo' before and after.

Elderly woman who ruined fresco seeks church's tourist proceeds

Sep 20, 2012

An 81-year-old woman whose failed restoration of a Spanish Catholic church’s 19th-century fresco became the laughingstock of the world now... Read more

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Mexico to host contemporary art exhibit on Our Lady of Charity

Jun 22, 2012

A contemporary art exhibit highlighting the relationship between the Cuban government and the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open on... Read more