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Vatican restores famous sculpture in Paul VI hall

Restoration work is scheduled to finish by December 9

By on Saturday, 8 October 2011

Syndicated from Rome Reports

  • Jock Wallace

    I think that should be 66 feet wide and 23 feet tall – unless most of it is hidden underground!

  • Parasum

    Thanks for showing that video – the statue has been severely criticised by Protestants; justly, because it is hideous, Catholic Brutalism at its finest. In a world that has this to show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrnheRWxRR8&feature=related – Jubilee Church Dives in Misericordia

    or this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w76VOSZZzzA – Rome unveils statue of John Paul II for his 91st birthday

    with which, compare this: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/bad-church-art/

    it seems reasonable to suggest that the Church does not “do” beauty any more, but prefers squalor, ugliness, and meaninglessness. If uglification is what the Church wants, no wonder people leave :(

  • NDaniels

    I am reminded of The Emperor’s New Clothes.