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Los Howl’d by William Blake, from A Small Book of Designs (1794)

William Blake emerges, not as a mad visionary, but as a fan of progressive Christianity in a new show at the Ashmolean

Visitors walk on the spiral staircase at the Vatican Museums (CNS)

A night to forget at Vatican Museums

Closed galleries and poor lighting make an evening trip to the Vatican Museums an uninspiring experience

Cardinal Francesco Marchisano delivering an address in 2006 (AP)

Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano passed away on Sunday

Charles Uzzell-Edwards aka Pure Evil

Charles Uzzell-Edwards claims to be descended from seven saints

Mother Joanna Jamieson painting the mural at Buckfast Abbey Below: The mural and The Catholic Herald's cartoon

Mother Joanna Jamieson creates artwork that depicts the reconstruction of Abbey Church

Tom Roberts’s Allegro Con Brio: Bourke Street West (circa 1885-86)

Art review: Australia, Royal Academy

Despite some evocative landscapes, the latest RA blockbuster struggles to squeeze two centuries of art from an entire continent into an exhibition of 200 works

Raphael’s Transfiguration

Great Catholic art lifts the heart, mind and soul up to where God is

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success

Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ

His mission to rescue beauty from religion is arrogant and ignorant

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo da Vinci, started in 1499

The divine illuminated through Leonardo

The National Gallery’s unique assembly of masterpieces may never be seen again