Vatican Opens New Contemporary Art Gallery

November 9 2021

Video: Vatican News

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Vatican have recently opened a contemporary art exhibition in the Vatican Apostolic Library. The space, featuring historic decorated interiors, is usually only accessible to scholars.

According to press reports:

The inaugural show, titled “Tutti. Umanità in cammino” or “Everyone: Humanity on Its Way,” features work by Italian artist Pietro Ruffo inspired by the most recent papal encyclical, an open letter released to the Catholic clergy and laity that expresses the pope’s views on a particular aspect of church doctrine. The document, titled Fratelli Tutti and published last October, includes the pope’s thoughts on brotherhood and “social friendship”, based on the writings of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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